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to pimp or not to pimp

To pimp or not to pimp?

March 22, 2017 0 1

I remember when I passed my driving test aged 17 how unbelievably excited I was about my having the independence that comes with being able to drive. I was lucky enough to have a car to share with my sister and I was so proud of my cute little mini metro. Nowadays, most young drivers…

driverless cars and drink driving

Booze Cruise – Driverless Cars and Drink Driving Laws

March 14, 2017 0 0

Whether it be the continuing advancements in technology, or the controversy between different companies and their driverless cars, it seems like every day there is something new to read about driverless cars in the media. The United Kingdom has been at the forefront of allowing testing for these vehicles due to a historical fortunate turn…

the legal catch 22

The legal catch 22 – You can’t have your cake and eat it too!

March 8, 2017 0 0

You have been sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) in regards to a speeding offence. Through one thing or another you have failed to reply to it naming who the driver of your vehicle at the time was. You accept this and have been summoned to attend court as you will be facing 6…

tougher penalties for mobile phone offence

Starting today drivers face tougher penalties for mobile phone use

March 1, 2017 0 0

PRESS RELEASE From today, motorists are to receive 6 points on their licence and a £200 fine 6 points would mean losing your licence if you are a new driver (under 2 years on the road) Fines were increased in 2003 (£30), 2007 (£60) and in 2013 (£100) but still fail to deter motorists from…

totting up and exceptional hardship

BBC Breakfast News Interview – Motorists driving with 12 points or more due to exceptional hardship

February 28, 2017 0 0

Jeanette Miller talks to BBC Breakfast News regarding motorists still driving with 12 or more points on their licence due to exceptional hardship. Official figures released by the DVLA this week confirm that there are hundreds of motorists driving around after totting up with dozens of penalty points on their licence.

sentencing guidelines

Sentencing Guidelines Revisions – How the new guidelines will benefit motoring offenders

February 24, 2017 0 0

When we get calls about motoring offences, one of the first things people want to know is what penalty they can receive for the offence they have allegedly committed. When it comes to sentencing, the courts have a specific set of guidelines that they are supposed to follow. It is possible for the Court to…

drink driving and travelling to the usa

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…

motorists driving with 12 or more points

“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…

driving without insurance

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,…

tips to avoid a drink driving arrest

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…

psychoactive substances

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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