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It is a year ago today that I was stopped for alleged drink driving, performed a roadside test and as a consequence breathalysed at the police station. But due to the breathalysing machine producing both a positive and a reading of “mouth alcohol”, a blood sample was requested, which I... Read More

It is a year ago today that I was stopped for alleged drink driving, performed a roadside test and as a consequence breathalysed at the police station. But due to the breathalysing machine producing both a positive and a reading of “mouth alcohol”, a blood sample was requested, which I gave. I was terrified during the whole procedure as my occupation depends on my driving and I have a company car. The circumstances prevailing this are complicated, but I want to summarise my experience with the legal engagement and my lengthy history with Geoffrey Miller Solicitors.

When I left the police station the following morning, I panicked;- I could lose my job, my marriage, my home and of course my dignity and reputation. I did not have a breath result but upon leaving I noticed on the custody board, my name and a reading of “blew 93” I knew this was more than twice the legal limit without awaiting the results of the blood alcohol sample.

In a haze, I googled “drink driving” firstly to determine the seriousness of the offence and secondly to educate myself on what my position was, I had no idea Solicitors existed that specialised in motoring offences regarding drink driving. I read through the first advertised website who were “drink drive” specialists, a family run business, great testimonials, video’s and exceptional statistics. I rang this company and spoke to one of the Directors, who explained all the different scenarios and in particular that the “CPS” are very dysfunctional, unorganised and often just drop cases. I’m sure this may be true but it wasn’t my experience.

I signed up immediately in a panic, I didn’t consider the overall costs and was told to deal with the initial case it would be £1,500. Deal done.

I then had time to research the offence in detail and came across Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, which to be honest sounded very much like my already contracted firm. I called and spoke to Eleanor Taylor, Solicitor, who basically ran through very similar scenarios as my contracted solicitor, however she was more professional in her approach, explaining procedural errors that could secure my acquittal for a blood sample and less damning about the CPS. This worried me, I had already paid a substantial amount, so I really had to trust my contracted solicitor.

I received my blood sample reading of 182mg, the legal limit is 80mg therefore the ban is 17 – 22 months. This was inconceivable to me, I was unable to tell anyone of my position which caused me enormous anxiety, sleepless nights and dreadful stress. I would lose my JOB, my HOUSE, my LIFE and my husband would never forgive me.

I attended the first hearing to plead not guilty and was annoyed that the Director I spoke to had delegated me to another solicitor without talking me through this process. The solicitor that attended court with me was nervous in his demeanour and did not fill me with confidence in his overall manner at all.

The case worker assigned was flippant with me, didn’t return calls and gave me the impression that I was just another case, nothing special. My trial was scheduled for end of March 2018 which required another £4000. A week before the trial after no defence strategy explained and very little communication, my calls weren’t returned and I wasn’t a priority. I rang Geoffrey Miller in a complete panic. My whole life was dependent on this trial and I had no confidence in this solicitor. Within an hour Jeanette Miller called me back. The conversation with her transformed my state of mind knowing I could win the case with one of the most experienced Barristers in the country. I hadn’t even been assigned a Barrister, never mind a competent solicitor.

Of course, I had to agree a new contract but Jeanette took into consideration my previous experience, but I had to re-assign for GMS resources to start from the beginning, so in effect I had to “write” off the amount I’d already paid to the previous Solicitor. There is only one option you must take and that is sign with Geoffrey Millers and do not make the mistake I made and waste money and your licence with any other company.

Now, for the rest of my journey, it was horrific and terrifying but Ellie (assigned to me) assured me and listened to all my constant queries over and over again. I had an out of office number and she always and I mean always responded to me. Jeanette talked to me and re-assured me about my case and arranged 2 conference calls with my appointed Barrister. This gave me so much confidence understanding the procedures but most importantly the defence strategies. They were all honest and straightforward with me from the start.

The end of March hearing turned into a case management hearing and then trial was adjourned to July. Again, this meant more costs but by now I understood by July how my case would be presented and during the trial, I was completely amazed at this Barrister’s complete focus on my case. He had only started cross examining the Police Officer when the case was adjourned as they do not give up on an argument. I had a forensic expert assigned as well as a Barrister. I then had 5 more months to wait for a 2 day trial, again more expense for me to gain an acquittal. This was an extremely difficult case, to prove a verdict of not guilty, to a Judge that was not familiar with the case law, which was part of the Skeleton argument and it seemed throughout he would convict whatever.

A half time submission was made by my defence Barrister and I thought the case would be won. No, the Judge said there was a case to answer and I honestly expected my Barrister to loose his focus, enthusiasm and not change tactics so late in the day. But no, he was AMAZINGLY brilliant and put the Judge into a position that proving me guilty was an impossibility for the Crown. I was found not guilty and I have my life back after this terrifying ordeal. Ellie is frankly a star and a credit to her profession. I was made to feel important and cared for as a client, I could not recommend them enough.

I still can’t believe I am free and I am ecstatic that I made the right decision with the right team and we were successful. If you have what I had to lose then you have to realise this is an expensive investment, at their results but I can honestly say that Ellie and Jeanette personally cared about the outcome for me.

Ms W
Drink Driving
Not Guilty
Merseyside

I would highly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors to defend your case if anyone is looking to keep their Driving Licence, yes its absolutely true if they say you are in a good position of keeping your licence they mean it…. The whole experience has been very daunting but the team... Read More

I would highly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors to defend your case if anyone is looking to keep their Driving Licence, yes its absolutely true if they say you are in a good position of keeping your licence they mean it….

The whole experience has been very daunting but the team at Geoffrey Millers have been very supportive and reassuring that a positive outcome will happen, and yes it became a reality, I got to keep my Driving Licence… also a very valid lesson was learnt and that was not to ever drink and drive again.

Miss L Harris
Drink Driving
Acquitted
London

When I was charged with driving with excess alcohol, after a blood test at the police station, I sat down and thought about the impact on my life the inevitable ban would have, not to mention a criminal record. I found Geoffrey Miller online and initially spoke to Tara, who... Read More

When I was charged with driving with excess alcohol, after a blood test at the police station, I sat down and thought about the impact on my life the inevitable ban would have, not to mention a criminal record. I found Geoffrey Miller online and initially spoke to Tara, who was knowledgeable, compassionate and entirely non-judgmental. Tara explained my options and let me get a much clearer picture of how to proceed against this charge. I was initially unsure but Tara was never pushy, only explaining the best possible outcomes alongside the worst. When I did the sums, and looked online at their success rates in these types of cases, it became an easy choice. Once instructed, Tara was always available and happy to talk, to answer my questions and allay any fears I had. I am happy to report that the case was dismissed and I was free to drive home. Tara and the team, through their hard work and diligence, won my case for me with the best possible outcome. I would like to thank all the Geoffrey Miller team, especially Tara, and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in a similar situation.

Mr M Gray
Drink Driving
Case Dropped
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Happy with the outcome of acquittal in my drink driving case. I was kept updated all through the process by my case worker and I’m obviously elated with the results. A bit pricey but real value for money and worth every penny. Massive thanks.

Mo
Drink Driving
Acquitted
West Yorkshire

Dear All, I was charged with Drink & Drive and had an investigation of car-insurance fraud. It was a complicated case as it was the 3rd charge of Drink & Drive with 2 of them in the past 2 years. I was very worried about the court hearing because the... Read More

Dear All,

I was charged with Drink & Drive and had an investigation of car-insurance fraud.
It was a complicated case as it was the 3rd charge of Drink & Drive with 2 of them in the past 2 years.
I was very worried about the court hearing because the punishment included a possible jail sentence.

I researched for the best UK firms and the first company I contacted was Geoffrey Miller.
Jeanette Miller, the Managing Director of the firm, was the first person to discuss my case and she took all the time I needed to go through my questions in a caring and supportive way, she sounded very competent and reassuring right away. Her approach was full of understanding, I felt she would make sure I received the best attention and service to my case.

I called another very well known firm but I didn’t received the same warm feeling of care I received from Jeanette so I called her back and decided to go ahead with Geoffrey Miller, my life was depending from the outcome of this hearing and I didn’t want to take any chance, I wanted somebody that truly cared about me, like a family member.

Jeanette did exactly was she promised and kept in touch with me along the process.

During the week before the trial, my caseworker, the London Director Tara Boyle, has been always very quick in answering all my questions and very supportive in the preparation of the hearing.
On the day of the trial I was panicking like never in my life but once I saw my barrister in action, Mr. John Dye, I understood why Geoffrey Miller is the best in their field: I was defended by ‘Superman’, watching John working the room, playing with the Judge and delivering a smashing result was a phenomenal show.

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors firm is truly remarkable, Jeanette Miller and Tara Boyle are two exceptional professional and John Dye is my new SUPERHERO!!.

Thanks a lot to everybody again.

My very best regards,

GM

Anonymous 47
Drink Driving, No Insurance
Not Guilty
London

I was unfortunately involved in an accident with another road user. As I was subsequently taken to hospital for checking over, I was required to give a blood sample which, when tested was just over the legal limit. That’s when the panic set in, will I lose my job, will... Read More

I was unfortunately involved in an accident with another road user.

As I was subsequently taken to hospital for checking over, I was required to give a blood sample which, when tested was just over the legal limit. That’s when the panic set in, will I lose my job, will I still be to travel to the USA? Everything starts going through your mind of what is going to happen, if and when you lose your license.

So, I immediately started looking for specialists drink drive solicitors. I spoke to the four most popular firms including Geoffrey Millers, after finding that most of the firms would barely discuss the case until you had paid a deposit. I had the pleasure of speaking to Miss Jeannette Miller MD of Geoffrey Millers Solicitors.

It was a huge reassurance after talking to Jeannette for openly discussing the details around my case without the hard sell of which the other firms employ and it was because of the this I instructed them to act on my behalf. Along with the fact they have a very high success rate on winning cases that had similar details as my own.

I was assigned Sarah as my case handler who immediately got to work on my case. I can’t emphasis how meticulous she carried out establishing the facts around the case and developing our case strategy. With Geoffrey Miller Solicitors I always felt extremely confident in Sarah’s ability and I was frequently updated on any developments. I also fortunate enough to have John Ruane work on my case and proved to be extremely knowledgeable and helped see my case get dismissed.

It’s been a long 10 months getting the case dismissed but I always had total faith in Geoffrey Millers, that they had left nothing to chance and had a built me a very strong case when it got to court.

My trial advocate was John, he is very highly regarded barrister and made short work of the case at court. I can attest that Geoffrey Millers only call upon the best top tier Barristers for representation at court.

Its a incredibly stressful time having a drink drive conviction hanging over you and can have extremely serious consequence as a result, don’t leave it to chance and speak to Geoffrey Millers.

Mr C Bennett
Drink Driving Hospital Case
Acquitted
London/Surrey

I was in a state of sheer panic from my charge of drink drive and driving with no insurance. Having researched many solicitor firms I decided to call Geoffrey Millers. Although initially apprehensive weather to proceed with the instruction due to financial restrictions, I am so glad I did! From... Read More

I was in a state of sheer panic from my charge of drink drive and driving with no insurance. Having researched many solicitor firms I decided to call Geoffrey Millers. Although initially apprehensive weather to proceed with the instruction due to financial restrictions, I am so glad I did! From the outset the team made me feel at ease and even the managing director was always available with a supportive ear. I can not thank and recommend the firm enough. Today at my trial, my case was thrown out and both charges dismissed. I am now able to walk away and forget it ever happened.

Kathryn Davies
Drink Driving, No Insurance
Case Thrown Out
West Wales

From the start of my initial phone call I felt reassured as it was a very worrying time for me. This continued throughout all of my correspondence with Ellie who made me feel a lot more at ease. On both my initial appearance at court and my trial day both... Read More

From the start of my initial phone call I felt reassured as it was a very worrying time for me. This continued throughout all of my correspondence with Ellie who made me feel a lot more at ease. On both my initial appearance at court and my trial day both advocates were again fantastic, especially my trial barrister.

Both of them reassuring but still giving me the facts and information of possible outcomes.
Again, all correspondence with Ellie has kept me informed of anything that may happen, she has been excellent throughout and is a credit to your company.

My overall experience with Geoffrey Miller’s has been a pleasurable one under the circumstances and I would have no hesitation in using them again myself or passing your information on to a friend or family member.

Mr M K
Drink Driving
Case Discontinued
South Yorkshire

I highly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. I was charged for drink driving and been looking for a way out. Some Solicitors had advised me to plead guilty but since I have been in contact with Geoffrey Miller Solicitors my mind was immediately put at ease and I can’t thank the... Read More

I highly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. I was charged for drink driving and been looking for a way out. Some Solicitors had advised me to plead guilty but since I have been in contact with Geoffrey Miller Solicitors my mind was immediately put at ease and I can’t thank the team enough for the outstanding outcome they have achieved for me. My case was dismissed at the first trial and all the way along I had been reassured that they will win the case.

John
Drink Driving
Case Dismissed
London

I thought from the initial contact until the very end my case was handled professionally, with care and thoughtfulness towards me. Having never been in prosecuted before i was very nervous and apprehensive of what may happen. I was immediately put at ease and kept up to date with all... Read More

I thought from the initial contact until the very end my case was handled professionally, with care and thoughtfulness towards me. Having never been in prosecuted before i was very nervous and apprehensive of what may happen. I was immediately put at ease and kept up to date with all case developments. Because of the regular contact I felt my case was being given plenty of attention and therefore gave me more and more hope towards a positive outcome. This proved to be the case and i couldn’t be any happier with your service.

Anonymous 46
Drink Driving
Acquitted
Manchester

After a lengthy Drink Driving blood charge, I was acquitted before trial due to the brilliant work of Sarah at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, my expert and barrister they appointed for my case. I am confident that even if this case had gone to trial it would have been the same... Read More

After a lengthy Drink Driving blood charge, I was acquitted before trial due to the brilliant work of Sarah at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, my expert and barrister they appointed for my case.

I am confident that even if this case had gone to trial it would have been the same result.

Sarah had a great eye for detail and was able to pick up upon multiple issues with my case.

Oliver
Drink Driving
Acquitted – Before Trial
Derbyshire

From the moment I spoke to Jeanette she put me and my Wife totally at ease. Her impeccable professionalism, clarity of process and emotional support for both of us was truly memorable. I am not sure how we would have got through it without her and her amazing team dealing... Read More

From the moment I spoke to Jeanette she put me and my Wife totally at ease. Her impeccable professionalism, clarity of process and emotional support for both of us was truly memorable. I am not sure how we would have got through it without her and her amazing team dealing with everything

I would highly recommend her firm to anyone that is thinking of using them. They are simply, The best!

Mr Gary Ward
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Case thrown out at appeal
Mid Wales

At the end of December 2017, I was charged with drug driving being 3 times over the limit for cannabis. I thought that was it, there was nothing I could do to fix this. But after speaking with Geoffrey Miller solicitors I ended up deciding that I will let them... Read More

At the end of December 2017, I was charged with drug driving being 3 times over the limit for cannabis. I thought that was it, there was nothing I could do to fix this. But after speaking with Geoffrey Miller solicitors I ended up deciding that I will let them deal with my case as I strongly felt that my case handler Austin took his time to understand my case, understand my background, what consequences this would have on my future as I’m still young and need to finish university. I felt highly confident with letting Austin deal with my case, he would always keep me updated of any key dates there are, any letters or emails that have been received and just overall talking me through what options I had, whether we’re in a strong position or not, what points are being focused on my behalf and what to be expecting in court. All of this kept me even more reassured as I was confident that I had someone with an high amount of skills and knowledge in this field dealing with my case. This was my first ever time in court so I was really nervous, I didn’t know what to expect but Austin always made sure that he listened to everything I had to say, any questions I wanted to ask, that’s what kept me reassured the most.

At the day of my trial Geoffrey Miller Solicitors had sent a very professional advocate (counsel) to deal with my case. He briefed me through what procedures are going to be placed, what points his main focus is on, what to say, what not to say and what to expect from the judges. At trial, in the courtroom it only took my advocate around 20 minutes to get the judges to drop the case and get me acquitted which was literally the best outcome anyone would want if you’re ever in this position.

Overall I would like to thank Geoffrey Miller Solicitors so much for getting my life back on track and being with me through that dark stage, I always had every opportunity to ask for clarifications on anything that wasn’t understood. The whole process ran through very smoothly and just the way my case handler Austin described it would be. The team provided the best service you could get for the price you’re paying and I would HIGHLY recommend anyone in a similar situation to me to not hesitate or even think twice about having Geoffrey Miller Solicitors backing you up in court. They are the best at what they do and they produce the best expected results at the end of it all.

Mr H Singh
Drug Driving
Acquitted
London

I was charged with drink driving, but the roadside reading and the final result at the police station were remarkably different. I located Geoffrey Miller Solicitors on the internet and phoned them. They advised me that the case was worth fighting and I decided to proceed. Six court appearances later... Read More

I was charged with drink driving, but the roadside reading and the final result at the police station were remarkably different. I located Geoffrey Miller Solicitors on the internet and phoned them. They advised me that the case was worth fighting and I decided to proceed. Six court appearances later l was cleared of any wrong doing in the appeal court. The barrister was superb throughout as were the staff at Geoffrey Millers.

Andrew Quinn
Drink Driving
Ban Appealed
Stockport

I had a car accident avoiding an animal on the road and was knocked unconscious as I hit a tree. The police arrived and I came round. I was taken to the hospital, still disorientated, as I had a head injury and pain in my chest due to the impact... Read More

I had a car accident avoiding an animal on the road and was knocked unconscious as I hit a tree. The police arrived and I came round. I was taken to the hospital, still disorientated, as I had a head injury and pain in my chest due to the impact on the steering wheel. The police asked if I had been drinking and I told them yes and I had drank earlier but not much, only 3 pints.

The hospital procedures took some time and the police forced me to give them a blood sample as they told me I could go to prison for 6 months for refusing.

The blood test results were truly shocking. The blood sample was taken nearly 4 hours after the crash and about 6 hours after my last drink and the result indicated that I was nearly 3 times over the limit. I was very shocked as it could not have been the case. The solicitor appointed to me told me to plead guilty and face a reduced sentence. Frankly I found the advice given was ludicrous as I believed the test results were wrong, so I did some research and found Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. I spoke to Jeanette Miller for over 45 minutes. She was really great and said that she thought I had a case.

Tara Boyle was appointed as my case manager and she had a direct, pragmatic, fact based approach to the case. Her thoroughness, strategy and consistent professionalism made me feel like I was in really good hands. I was given updates as and when things changed. Tara gave her opinion on how she felt the case was going and she was spot on. She sent the CPS queries that were not responded to.

On the day of the trial, the CPS cold not produce any evidence and couldn’t provide answers to Tara’s specific questions. Tara told me that she felt the case would either be dismissed or adjourned as she believed the CPS were not prepared. The Judge quizzed the CPS and questioned why they had not responded to the numerous requests that Tara had made. They didn’t have an answer! I think the Judge found it hard to believe that the CPS simply did not respond.

The result, as Tara predicted, was that the Judge dismissed the case and I was free to get on with my life thanks to Geoffrey Miller Solicitors.

Mr Danny Wilde
Drink Driving
Case Dismissed
Hertfordshire

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