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Drink & Drug Driving Mitigation

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Drug Driving Sentencing Guidelines Released

    Conor Johnstone

    The Sentencing Council is launching guidance for sentencing cases of ‘drug driving’.   The guidance is to assist those sentencing offences of driving, attempting to drive or being in charge of a motor vehicle with a concentration of a specified controlled drug in the body above the specified limit (Section 5A Road Traffic Act 1988)….

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  • Nov3

    Not learning your lesson – Distracted drivers

    Conor Johnstone

    Driving whilst distracted can be deadly. It can also be a criminal offence. Data from a BBC Radio 5 Freedom of Information Request shows that almost 10,000 drivers have been caught twice in four years for being distracted whilst driving, this includes using a mobile phone or operating a sat-nav system. The penalties may not be…

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  • Oct25

    MAJOR FAILINGS WITHIN THE DVLA – CHALLENGE AN UNFAIR DECISION

    Conor Johnstone

    A recent report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found ‘major failings’ in certain sectors of the DVLA. The biggest concerns relate to the Drivers Medical Group (which considers whether individuals who suffer with complex medical conditions such as Epilepsy, Strokes, neurological and mental health conditions are safe to drive). A number of complaints…

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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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