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2019 Update on US Immigration Rules – Drink and Drug Driving Consequences

July 17, 2019 0 0

Most visitors to the USA travel on the Visa Waiver Program. To do this you usually have to obtain an online ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) for a fee. We posted an article about the impact of a drink driving arrest on your freedom to travel to the States back in 2017. However, recent…

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Entry Denied! How a Criminal Conviction can affect your travel plans

April 27, 2017 0 0

When faced with a drink driving charge or another criminal conviction, many people don’t realise the lasting consequences other than a fine, disqualification from driving, or worst case scenario a custodial sentence. A brief transgression can end up costing much more than your driving licence. When convicted of a criminal offence, entrance into foreign countries…

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Drug Driving and the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

February 21, 2017 0 0

The 2015 drug driving offence allows officers to test for a large number of specific drugs in a driver’s blood. However, a lot of ‘so called’ legal highs, once touted as the safer, legal alternative to illegal drugs and alcohol are not part of the recent changes, so we ask the question what happens with…

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt? The Burden and Standard of Proof Applicable in Motoring Cases

February 15, 2017 2 0

When facing a motoring charge and awaiting your court date, you may wonder about the proceedings that are about to take place. Who has to prove what and to what level of proof? In criminal proceedings this is called the Burden of Proof and the Standard of Proof respectively, and in most cases, it is…

Can Passive Smoking Be A defence to Drug Driving?

February 9, 2017 0 1

Can second-hand cannabis smoke (‘contact high’) really get you high enough to fail a drugs test? Passive smoking and its harmful effects on your loved ones has been used by stop smoking campaigns as a reason to give up nicotine for years. However, when it comes to the potential for a ‘contact high’ induced by…

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Cracking the Whip on Cocaine – Cocaine use and its effect on driving

February 7, 2017 0 0

After having been arguably glamorised thanks to the Hollywood-machine, Cocaine has officially been named United Kingdom’s drug of choice. Several musicians, politicians and actors are added each year to the growing list of publicly outed celebrities who have been dabbling in the substance. Cocaine use has been glamorised extensively in Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Wolf on…

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Canna-you Drive? The scary effects of ‘just one joint’ on your driving

February 6, 2017 0 1

With a zero- tolerance approach to illegal drugs being taken by the Government, you would be forgiven for assuming that the priorities were focused more on outsmarting drug users under false pretences, as opposed to trying to improve road conditions for the general public. These ‘blood limits’ for the most common drugs used in the…

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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Drug driving update-facts explained

January 27, 2017 0 0

Road Safety Campaigners claim that driving under the influence of drugs can dramatically increase the likelihood of a motoring accident by impeding your ability to respond quickly on the road. Many of the zero tolerance drug drive limits are not linked to driver impairment in any way, and hundreds of motorists who go by the…

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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…

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