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Drink driving and travel to USA

February 23, 2017 0 0

A common concern for our clients is whether a criminal conviction could impact a person’s ability to travel to certain countries such as America. We are delighted to include information from “the  horse’s mouth” with our guest blog from the current Chair of American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Department of State Liaison Committee, Daniel Parisi. Guest…

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“Will I be banned if I have 12 or more points on my licence? DVLA statistics, suggest not!”

February 23, 2017 0 0

Official figures released by the DVLA this week confirm that there are hundreds of motorists driving around with dozens of penalty points on their licence. These motorists must have successfully pleaded ‘exceptional hardship’ in order to avoid a “totting up” ban – allowing them to continue driving on the roads with twelve or more penalty…

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But I had Insurance? – Driving without Insurance and how it can affect you

February 22, 2017 0 0

You’re stopped by the police for some reason. You realise you were not speeding or doing anything wrong, until they tell you that you have been driving without insurance and offer you a fixed penalty and a fine. You may be thinking this is absolutely outrageous, as you sorted your insurance online ages ago? However,…

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Three Tips To Avoid A Drink Drive Arrest

February 22, 2017 0 0

By Jeanette Miller Geoffrey Miller Solicitors specialise in representing motorists for all manner of motoring offences. One of the main areas of law we come across is that of drink driving. As impressive as our success rates in defending drink driving cases may be, Managing Director, Jeanette Miller, gives us some tips on how to…

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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…

the burden of proof

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

February 15, 2017 0 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…

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Don’t turn “Be My Valentine” to “Be My Partner in Crime!” – Why taking penalty points is a highly dangerous affair!

February 14, 2017 0 0

If you woke up this morning expecting a plethora of pink envelopes to be delivered through your door you may be feeling a tad disappointed to be greeted by an official looking envelope with the words “Central Ticket Office” glaring at you! If you have been unlucky enough to receive, today of all days, a…

Can Passive Smoking Be A defence to Drug Driving?

February 9, 2017 0 0

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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A Parent’s Worst Nightmare – What to do when your “child” is facing a motoring prosecution

February 8, 2017 0 0

As a parent of a child who is a young adult, you’ve probably already faced your fair share of stressful and worrying moments. Up to this point in time your main worry might have been if your child was doing well in school, or eating properly, but what do you do when you are faced…

coffee and driving

The New Drink Driving Offence?

February 7, 2017 0 0

Excess Caffeine can lead to a…. Criminal Conviction? If you are one of the many people who wake up and cannot start their day without a coffee you might want to think again before you stop for that second cup, or that energy drink for a quick jolt of alertness on a long drive home.…

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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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BBC Three Counties Radio Interview about Parking Fines and Challenging Parking Tickets

February 7, 2017 0 0

Jeanette Miller talks to BBC Three Counties Radio station about parking fines. The local government Ombudsman says that local councils are hitting motorist with unnecessary parking fines and failing to explain their right to challenge parking tickets.

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