Category Archive: Drug Driving

Drug Driving Convictions Quashed

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Conor Johnstone

A BBC report has found that at least 40 drug driving convictions have been quashed after results were found to be incorrect.   It is unclear why Randox Testing Services, a Manchester based laboratory, manipulated data to create false positive results. It is not known how widespread this issue is and how many samples have been…

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Challenging Drug Driving Forensic Evidence – M.A.J. Law Solicitors

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Conor Johnstone
The importance of challenging forensic evidence in drug driving cases In 2015, a new offence was created making it unlawful to drive whilst over a specified drug limit. One of the most important pieces of evidence in any drug driving case is the Streamlined Forensic Toxicology Report, also known as the SFR1. This four page document will contain; The...
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Randox Drug Driving – Licence Suspended

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Conor Johnstone

Grounds to appeal a drug driving conviction M.A.J. Law has recently learnt that Randox Testing Services has had its drug driving laboratory accreditation withdrawn. This means that it can no longer analyse blood specimens for use in drug driving cases. It also raises further concerns about the integrity of previous drug driving samples analysed at RTS…

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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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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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