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  • Jun27

    Eurofins Forensic lab forced to stop testing

    Conor Johnstone

    Eurofins Forensic lab forced to stop testing   Police have suspended work with the UK’s largest private forensic lab following a cyber-attack earlier this month.   Eurofins Forensic services, responsible for carrying out sample Toxicology analysis for police forces across the UK, suffered a ransomware attack on the 3rd June demanding payment in order to…

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  • Dec6

    Drug Driving Convictions Quashed

    Conor Johnstone

    A BBC report has found that at least 40 drug driving convictions have been quashed after results were found to be incorrect.   It is unclear why Randox Testing Services, a Manchester based laboratory, manipulated data to create false positive results. It is not known how widespread this issue is and how many samples have been…

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  • Mar4

    Drunk in charge – M.A.J Law

    Conor Johnstone

    Recent Success – Drunk in charge of a motor vehicle M.A.J Law were successful in a recent case relating to being drunk in charge of a vehicle. The Crown Prosecution Service took a very hard line approach to the case and charged our client with two offences: being in charge of a vehicle whilst in excess…

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  • Aug14

    Kirsty Gallacher charged with drink driving – M.A.J. Law Solicitors

    Conor Johnstone

    Sky Sports presenter charged with drink driving, police have confirmed.   Sky Sports presenter, Kirsty Gallacher, has been charged with drink driving after being spotted by police “driving erratically”. The alleged offence is said to have taken place at around 11:30am in Eaton, Berkshire on 12th August 2017. The presenter will appear at Slough Magistrates’ Court 4th September 2017. Drink…

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  • Jul6

    Drink & Drug Driving Trials in the Magistrates’ Court – M.A.J. Law

    Conor Johnstone
    Drink & Drug Driving in the Magistrates' Court - Going to trial Drink driving, drug driving and failing to provide a specimen are all known as ‘summary only offences’. This means that they can only be tried in the Magistrates’ Court. A Magistrates' Court will consist of 3 lay Magistrates, or a District Judge sitting alone. There are...

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  • May2

    Challenging Drug Driving Forensic Evidence – M.A.J. Law Solicitors

    Conor Johnstone
    The importance of challenging forensic evidence in drug driving cases In 2015, a new offence was created making it unlawful to drive whilst over a specified drug limit. One of the most important pieces of evidence in any drug driving case is the Streamlined Forensic Toxicology Report, also known as the SFR1. This four page document will contain; The...

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JR

9th August 2019 Blackpool Magistrates' court

Expert Knowledge of drink drive law

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26th July 2019 Bromley Magistrates' Court

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