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Sample Cases (Updated 25/05/22)

We have set out below a selection of cases successfully defended in which all clients avoided a mandatory driving ban and most were awarded legal fees to be reimbursed.   Luton MC - R  v BP The client was prosecuted for failing to provide breath specimen. The...

Police disclosure failings highlighted by Government select committee

Article below published by Law Society Gazette 20/07/18 Culture and leadership to blame for criminal evidence disclosure failures, say MPs Failures by police and prosecution authorities to disclose evidence which led to miscarriages of justice must be addressed...

Will you be worse off for pleading not guilty?

We often get asked 'If I plead not guilty won't the punishment be more severe if I lose the case'? If you were to be fined on a guilty plea at the first hearing with weekly earnings of £300 the amount of the fine would be around £300 less third discount of £100...

Protected: Avoiding a ban after a confession

What happens if the only evidence to prove you were the driver is a confession given to the police but you weren't reminded about your rights to have a solicitor on the phone before the interview? In January 2015 at Swansea Magistrates Court one of our clients...

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The articles below describe some of the firms' know how acquired over several years as one of the very few, if not the only exclusive drink driving practice in England and Wales. On request, we will send you a password to access this valuable resource which will...

Protected: Avoiding a driving ban due to machine reliability issues

Many people are surprised to hear that breath test machines are not always reliable and accurate. The law accepts that they don't always function correctly. The Road Traffic Act specifically requires the police to take a blood or urine sample where there is a...

Protected: Choose your level of service

With National Motoring Lawyers you have flexibility to upgrade or downgrade your package to suit your budget. If you would like to increase your chances of avoiding a ban you can choose a higher level of service (T&Cs apply). Once you have read the information...

Sky News Reports on discredited police laboratory

If you have been convicted of  drug driving since 2014 you may be entitled to have your case re-opened.  Please get in touch if your case was dealt with between 2014 and February '17. See the link below for more details...

BBC News article about police disclosure failings

This BBC news article talks about inefficiencies in the police service and how this can result in charges being dismissed against the defendant. Taken from BBC news website 18/07/17 'Police and prosecutors are causing delays and undermining justice in criminal...

Police laboratory subject to ransom claim

Another case demonstrating the opportunities to challenge the integrity of evidential specimens. This time Eurofins who work on thousands of cases for the police each year have had weaknesses in their data security systems...

Do I need representation for a guilty plea?

Many motorists charged with drink driving think by pleading guilty they will get a reduced  ban at Court. Then they get a nasty surprise when the Magistrates say the sentencing guidelines do not allow a reduction on drink driving cases (a ban is an ancillary order...

Instructing a solicitor to preserve the CCTV

Should you wait until you have been charged before instructing a lawyer? It is very important that requests for CCTV are submitted immediately for video evidence for your case even if you have yet to be charged. Leaving it until charge may be too late. Sometimes...

Reasons to choose us to deal with your case

Reasons to instruct this firm....       Experience of winning cases We have won lots of cases. Click the link below to read a selection of our many successful clients. https://www.drink-driving-solicitors.com/sample-of-cases/     Lawyers...

Backlog in cases reaches 480,000 from covid-19

Law Society Gazette article 26 June 2020 https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/magistrates-court-backlog-reaches-484000/5104780.article Magistrates’ courts face a backlog of over 480,000 cases, according to new figures laying bare the devastating impact of coronavirus...

Getting charges withdrawn under new CPS covid-19 guidance

New Crown Prosecution Service guidance requires prosecutors to consider dropping charges to reduce the backlog of cases from the Covid-19 outbreak (480,000 cases as at 26/06/20). The CPS in their April 2020 interim guidance (set out below) have acknowledged the...

March 2020 Newsletter

We have set out below details of successful cases this month which show how the firms strategies are used to pursue dismissal of the charges where the police fail to manage the case properly before the trial. Other issues include non-attendance of prosecution...

Breath Samples

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Blood Specimens

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Urine Specimens

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Driving under the Influence

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Drunk in Charge

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Fail to Provide Cases

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