Category Archive: Law

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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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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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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M.A.J. LAW
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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