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Drunk in charge – M.A.J Law

  • 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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  • Feb7

    Number of motorists caught driving while banned rises

    Conor Johnstone

    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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  • Feb1

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

    Conor Johnstone
    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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  • Dec22

    Drink Driving this Christmas – Don’t fall short

    Conor Johnstone
    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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  • Dec13

    Yaya Touré Claims to have consumed alcohol unintentionally. How much did he drink?

    Conor Johnstone

    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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  • Dec4

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

    Conor Johnstone

    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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  • Nov30

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

    Conor Johnstone

    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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  • Nov21

    Middle-aged women are more likely to drink drive

    Conor Johnstone

    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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13th May 2019 St Albans Magistrates' Court

I am very pleased with the result and would like to thank you, your team and my barrister for helping achieve this result, I’m still not quite sure how it all happened. I’ve still got my license and my life hasn’t been turned upside down, I can’t thank you enough for taking my case on and helping me and talking sense to me in to not taking the quick root and pleading guilty.

A very big thank you.

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8th May 2019 Derby Magistrates' Court

I received the phone call – my case had been dropped!

My court hearing was today and I received the best phone call – my case had been dropped. Apparently the judge agreed with my solicitors and refused to give the CPS a second chance.

I couldn’t have done this without the help and support of M.A.J Law. The judge also awarded me costs, meaning I get some money back to cover my legal fees. To think I came so close to just pleading guilty. I’m still in shock and disbelief.

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