Category Archive: Disqualification

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

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

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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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MAJOR FAILINGS WITHIN THE DVLA – CHALLENGE AN UNFAIR DECISION

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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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