Category Archive: Drink Driving

One Case Dropped Everyday – Drink Driving Victories

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Conor Johnstone

Last week, M.A.J. Law received five ‘Notice of Discontinuances’ from the CPS, dropping the drink driving charges against our clients. It is important to remember that the CPS rely heavily on people entering guilty pleas on the first court date. Whether the charge against you is drink driving, failing to provide, drug driving or drunk in…

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Drinking & Driving – Does the British Public Know the Law?

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Recent research conducted by leading motoring defence firm, M.A.J. Law, has revealed public knowledge and opinions of the laws surrounding drink driving in England and Wales. Drinking whilst over the legal limit for alcohol is a serious offence, yet the general public seems to be largely uneducated about it, according to M.A.J. Law’s results. Scroll to the infographic...
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The UEFA Euros – Giving Drink Drivers The Red Card

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Conor Johnstone

A police crackdown on drivers under the influence of drink and drugs is launched to coincide with the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament. The police are urging drivers to think twice before jumping in the driver’s seat after a drink.  Last year’s campaign saw more than 12,000 breath tests with almost 8,000 people arrested for…

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Hands-Free. Not as safe as you think.

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Conor Johnstone

Drivers using hands-free are equally as distracted when driving, a study reveals. Researchers at The University of Sussex found that hands-free kits are no safer than those who use their phones as normal, despite the law condoning – and encouraging – the use of hands-free kits in cars. The study calls for all phones, including hands-free…

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Don’t be forced into pleading guilty

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Conor Johnstone

The Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association has today published guidance to Criminal Advocates in respect of initial disclosure of the prosecution’s case. You may be surprised to hear that you are not entitled to any of the evidence against you prior to a first court hearing. This limits the advice your solicitor can give you. From a defence…

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NHS Doctor with a criminal record?

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Conor Johnstone

Drink driving is a serious criminal offence that can carry adverse implications on your employment, particularly if you work within the health service. Arguably, those implications may be even more severe if you are a medical doctor. As a member of the British Medial Association or General Medical Council, you may have an ongoing duty…

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Drug Driving and Hay Fever

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Conor Johnstone

Attention Hay-fever sufferers Since the introduction of the new drug driving laws last year (2nd March 2015), the number of motorists charged with drug driving has increased by around 140%. Naturally, one would assume that those charged with this serious offence have taken illegal drugs. But this is not necessarily the case. Many of those…

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(2016) M.A.J. Law Publish New Website

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Conor Johnstone

As part of our investment into technology, M.A.J. Law have published a brand new website dedicated to motoring offences. Over the past 6 months M.A.J Law have been working with a local website design company to create a powerful, easy-to-use, fully responsive website, built to provide first-class, specialist advice. The site also contains a number of…

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