At Geoffrey Miller Solicitors we win the majority of the driving offence cases we that defend. When you need an expert Motoring Solicitor to help you with a Failure to Provide a Specimen Offence call our Solicitors on Freephone 08000 85 27 84.
Even if you are tee total and never drink alcohol, without expert legal representation you could be convicted of the drink driving related offence of failing to provide a specimen to the police.
If you fail a roadside breath test or you are simply unable to provide a complete sample, you will be taken for further testing at the police station or at hospital and required to cooperate in providing a further breath test, urine sample or blood sample.
It is the sample taken at the police station that would be used as evidence against you in court and is called the “evidential” sample. If you fail to provide an “evidential sample”, whether you were over the alcohol limit or not, you can be prosecuted for failing to provide a specimen to the police and convicted of this serious offence unless the court finds that you had a ‘reasonable excuse’ for your failure to provide a specimen.
Geoffrey Miller Solicitors have extensive knowledge of the detailed technical laws related to failing to provide and drink driving offences and can advise you of whether a ‘reasonable excuse’ may arise in your case.
It is also necessary that any person prosecuted for this offence was given an appropriate warning about the possibility of prosecution prior to the sample being required.
If you are facing prosecution for failure to provide a specimen, Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are the UK’s most well respected driving offence solicitors with particular expertise in alcohol related offences. See our profile on the legallybetter motoring lawyers comparison website.
You may have mistakenly assumed that your only option is to plead guilty to a failure to provide a specimen charge. If this is you, please get in touch so that a specialist motoring defence solicitor can guide you through your various options free of charge.
This is probably the first time you have ever been in trouble with the law and we know how distressing that feels for you. Please call our understanding team of expert drink driving Solicitors Freephone 08000 85 27 84 as soon as possible. We will listen, advise and console you but we will also give you our honest no nonsense straight talking legal advice.
Below are some more details of the options that our drink driving expert solicitors can offer to you. There’s a lot to read on this page so if you would rather just pick up the phone and talk things through, then please call us on Freephone 08000 85 27 84 or contact us by email. You can discuss your options free of charge with an expert drink driving lawyer on the Geoffrey Miller team. Our phones are manned throughout the day and night by real lawyers (not in a call centre) all of whom are experts in the field of motoring law with specific emphasis on drink driving cases.