Category Archive: Drink Driving

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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Middle-aged women are more likely to drink drive

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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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Breath Test Machine Calibration – Challenge a breath reading

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Conor Johnstone
M.A.J. Law frequently challenge the results provided by intoxilyser devices. Many police stations fail to correctly maintain breath testing machines in line with strict requirements imposed when the type-approval orders came into force. In certain circumstances the machine can over-estimate the proportion of alcohol in your system, showing a higher alcohol-concentration. This could result in...
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Drink Driving and Mental Health – How will it affect your case?

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Conor Johnstone

M.A.J. Law discuss mental health and the defences it may open up.   Within this booklet you will find information relating to both drink driving offences and failing to provide allegations. A mental illness, such as depression, could prevent you from being convicted. When processing people for drink driving, the police will often overlook ‘invisible’…

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How to apply for your licence back after being disqualified for drink driving

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Conor Johnstone
How to apply for your licence back after being disqualified for drink driving I have been disqualified for drink driving. How do I get my licence back? Drink driving carries a mandatory disqualification. Once the period of disqualification has ended, you are entitled to apply for your licence back. However, there may be further steps...
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Could you still be over the limit? Drink Driving Solicitor

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Conor Johnstone
How long until I can drive? - 'Sleeping it off'   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. If you...
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