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Drunk in charge – M.A.J Law

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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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Number of motorists caught driving while banned rises

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The number of people in Britain caught driving while already banned has increased by 7.5%, according to figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live. Last year, 109,660 motorists were banned from driving, with the youngest being 12 and the oldest 94. Some 14,500 people were caught driving without a licence last year, Driver and Vehicle Licensing…

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Second Drink Driving Offence – M.A.J. Law

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Your second drink driving offence If you face being convicted of a second drink driving offence, you need to act fast. M.A.J. Law can explain your options and support you through the next steps. The earlier we can intervene, the sooner we can make a difference. If you would like to read about drink driving defences,...
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Drink Driving this Christmas – Don’t fall short

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How long until I can drive? - 'Sleeping it off' this Christmas   The chart below  is not intended to help you work out how much you can 'get away' with drinking before driving. It is intended simply to give you some understanding of alcohol elimination rates and timings of alcohol absorption. You may be surprised by the results....
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Yaya Touré Claims to have consumed alcohol unintentionally. How much did he drink?

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Manchester City footballer Yaya Touré has been convicted of drink driving after pleading guilty at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.   The offence is said to have taken place in Dagenham, east London on Tuesday 29th November. The footballer’s breath reading was 75 microgrammes – more than twice England’s legal limit of 35 micrograms. Mr Touré will have received…

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Yaya Toure charged with drink driving – M.A.J. Law

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Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving, police have confirmed. The alleged offence is said to have taken place in Dagenham, east London on Tuesday 29th November. The midfielder will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court 13th December 2016. Drink driving carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in prison and a…

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How to use the ‘Hip Flask’ Defence – Drink Driving Solicitor

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Post Driving Consumption (aka the ‘Hip Flask’ defence) is a full defence to an allegation of drink driving. This means that if you’re successful, you would not be convicted. Our team of specialist solicitors are often questioned about the ‘ins and outs’ of this defence. To help you understand exactly what evidence you need, we have…

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Middle-aged women are more likely to drink drive

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Middle-aged women are most likely to be prosecuted by police this Christmas for drink driving.   Figures show that out of all driving convictions carried out by women, more than a third are for drink-driving committed by those aged 45-60.   For men, drink drivers are more likely to be younger, with a third of offenders…

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