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Women Drivers

Dispelling the Myths around Women Drivers in the UK

February 6, 2017 0 0

Google lists 6,090,000 hits when you enter the search terms ‘Women driver jokes’. Men on the other hand, are idolised and routinely depicted in Hollywood blockbusters as the more skilled and adept drivers – ‘Drive’, ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘James Bond’ to name but a few cult driving films with male magician drivers behind the…

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Drink driving – the effects of alcohol on your brain and body explained

February 2, 2017 0 0

‘Drink Driving and How Alcohol Actually Affects Your Body’Just ‘one’ more mate! Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle already demands a vast amount of energy and concentration from the driver. Most of us have probably enjoyed a drink or two and have noticed that were a little gigglier or a little less on edgy;…

emergency drink driving

Drink driving: What would you do in a life or death situation? Emergency Situations and Special Reasons

February 2, 2017 0 0

Have you ever been in a situation where a loved one requires urgent medical attention and needs to be driven to a hospital? The ambulance is yet to arrive and the hospital is only 2 miles away, so you could probably make it in time if you drove – but after having had a few…

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Drink Driving, Attempting to drive, In Charge

January 19, 2017 0 0

I wasn’t driving! If you believe that raising a defence that you weren’t driving is likely to see you avoid conviction in a drink driving or drug driving related offence, this defence may not be as relevant as you may think. In many cases, there must be proof of you having driven or attempted to drive…

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Driving Offence Statistics 2016

December 23, 2016 0 2

2016 in review It seems fitting that the year our founder, Geoffrey Miller, passed away is the most successful since the firm was founded in 2000. Geoffrey was always so proud of the success of the firm and the fact that it continued to bear his name long after he retired. Morals and Justice To…

Hospital Drink Driving Explained

July 25, 2016 0 0

Following a road traffic accident it is standard procedure for the police to require a roadside breath test from the driver(s) involved. A sample may also be required in other circumstances explained below. Preliminary Breath Test Before the police launch a full investigation into whether or not you were over the drink drive limit, they…

Drink Driving Statistics June 2016

Drink Driving Trial Statistics June 2016

July 12, 2016 0 0

Blog post by Jeanette Miller Following an arrest or charge for an alcohol or drug related charge many feel that their life has fallen apart. The level of disruption a conviction could cause is often life changing and when people first get in touch they usually have no idea how they will cope if the…

Danny Cipriani Appeal

Danny Cipriani to Appeal Drink Driving Charge

June 24, 2016 0 0

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, the UK’s leading motor offence solicitors, today confirmed that Daniel (‘Danny’) Cipriani will appeal the judgment handed down at a trial held today. The firm’s Managing Director, Jeanette Miller, explained: “I can confirm our intention to lodge an immediate appeal against the verdict delivered in today’s trial R v Daniel Cipriani. Mr…

hip flask defences

Hip flask defence

June 6, 2016 2 1

Our 92% success rate in defending alcohol and drug related charges in 2015 is largely down to legal technical defence strategies that are often unique to the Geoffrey Miller team, having been developed and devised by us. However, there is a factual defence that featured in 4 out of our 107 winning defences last year.…

spiked drinks

Thinking of Arguing Your Drinks Were Spiked? Think Again…

April 6, 2016 0 0

Guest post by Ellie Taylor The likes of Rebel Wilson and Vicky Pattinson have recently spoken out about their experiences of being spiked and highlighting the dangers they faced. However, there are actually no reliable statistics for how many people have experienced the phenomenon of ‘spiked drinks’ as many cases are unreported. Independent Newspaper, The…

Top 5 Situations leading to a drink drive arrest

March 27, 2016 0 0

I am yet to come across a client who intended to drink drive. Virtually every client I speak to starts the conversation with a sense of embarrassment and despite the fact that my team and I do not stand in judgement of anyone who wants our help, there is usually an explanation with an emphatic…

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Mobile Phone V Drink Driving

March 22, 2016 0 0

Will texting while driving ever become taboo?Post by Jeanette Miller co-authored by Eleanor Taylor Drink driving offenders are regularly named and shamed in the press. Many police constabularies have introduced a policy to tweet about offenders as the embarrassment of a conviction is considered to be one of the many deterrents to offending in the…

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