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

  • Nov30

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

    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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  • Nov3

    Not learning your lesson – Distracted drivers

    Conor Johnstone

    Driving whilst distracted can be deadly. It can also be a criminal offence. Data from a BBC Radio 5 Freedom of Information Request shows that almost 10,000 drivers have been caught twice in four years for being distracted whilst driving, this includes using a mobile phone or operating a sat-nav system. The penalties may not be…

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  • Aug23

    Three Ways to Avoid a Drink Driving Ban | Legal Advice

    Conor Johnstone
    Transcript The purpose of this video is to discuss the three most common ways to avoid a drink driving disqualification. If you have been charged with drink driving, it is a very serious offence, it is a criminal conviction, and it is always in your interests to consider the options open to you. M.A.J. Law...

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  • Jul11

    Could you still be over the limit? Drink Driving Solicitor

    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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  • Jul5

    One Case Dropped Everyday – Drink Driving Victories

    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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  • Jun22

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

    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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  • Jun17

    The UEFA Euros – Giving Drink Drivers The Red Card

    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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  • Jun8

    Hands-Free. Not as safe as you think.

    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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31st October 2019 Manchester Magistrates' Court

I can not recommend MAJ law enough.

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10th October 2019 Preston Magistartes' court

I managed to keep hold of my licence, thanks a million to John and all of the team.

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