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M.A.J. Law move to a ‘new’ office – The Old Grammar School

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Conor Johnstone
Back to School - M.A.J. Law move to victorian Grammar School M.A.J. Law Solicitors - specialists in motoring defence - have moved to new offices. As a rapidly expanding criminal defence practice, the previous offices (located on Widnes Road, Widnes) quickly became too small for the thriving workforce. In August 2016, the firm made the decision to up...
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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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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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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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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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