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DRINK DRIVING DEFENCES

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are specialist Drink Driving Defence Solicitors. Call our team of expert drink driving solicitors for some free initial advice.

Do you want to talk to the Drink Driving Defence Solicitors who from 1st January 2015 until 31st December 2016…

WON 100% of our Blood Drink Driving cases!

WON 100% of our Urine Drink Driving cases!

from 1st January 2016 until 31th December 2016…

WON 100% of our Fail to Provide a Specimen cases!

WON 96% of our Blood Drug Driving cases!

WON 91% of our Breath Drink Driving cases!

And achieved an overall 95% success rate in securing NOT GUILTY verdicts in our drink driving and drug driving related trials

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There are dozens of drink driving defences that the majority of solicitors are blissfully unaware of. We don’t intend to publish details of them all as even though the law is open to all to interpret, the defences we employ in our clients’ cases are, to some extent, trade secrets.

What we will do is outline what is NOT a valid defence to drink driving and some of the more commonly known acceptable defences. If you want to know more about the unique case strategies we use to achieve our phenomenal drink driving results, you will need to get in touch to discuss this with us directly.

No Drink Driving Defence

  • I had not eaten all day
  • My drinks were spiked (this one is not a defence but could be a special reason)
  • I was taking medication
  • My name is spelled incorrectly on the charge sheet
  • The time of the breath test is an hour out
  • I was only moving my car (again, this could be a special reason)
  • The police did not breathalyse me before releasing me to check I was back under the limit
  • The police put handcuffs on me when they arrested me
  • I was not allowed to speak to a solicitor (although see below)
  • I was not allowed to give a blood or urine test instead of a breath test (this is only allowed/required in a handful of scenarios and is not an absolute right)

Valid Drink Driving Defences

  • I drank alcohol after driving (hip-flask defence)
  • I drove as I was in fear of my life or the life of another (duress)
  • I drove on private land only (the law on this point specifies that the land must be more than private property but must restrict access to members of the public by way of signs, a barrier or membership)
  • I was not driving/had no intention to drive
  • I was denied access to a solicitor – this is a defence in certain circumstances. The police do not have to ensure you have the opportunity to speak with a solicitor if it will delay the drink drive procedure. If no delay is likely, then you should still be afforded this right and denial of it can amount to a defence. The full circumstances of the case will be relevant for this defence to succeed
  • The breath, blood or urine test was wrong
  • My blood or urine has been tested under the limit but the police sample is over the limit
  • I was not offered the breath printout/blood/urine
  • Police Procedure – this is a minefield! Chances are police procedure can be challenged in your case even if it seems as though everything was conducted professionally. We know what issues are likely to arise to invalidate the procedure and therefore the case against you and so we strongly urge you to contact us to discuss this in more detail if you are keen on exploring the possibility of defending your drink driving charge.
  • CPS Procedure – the Crown Prosecution Service are obliged to comply with a number of duties of disclosure throughout the case. If there is a breach of procedure on the part of the CPS, we frequently use this to our client’s advantage as one of our many defence strategies.

The only way of knowing if you have a valid and meritorious defence to the drink driving charge you face is by enlisting us, the experts to scrutinise the evidence in your own case. We can usually pick out some basic defence details from the initial enquiry and that may be all you need to make a decision on the way forwards. However, for a full opinion on the chances of securing your acquittal to the charge, we have a number of options available which we would love to discuss with you in more detail.

Figures include successful appeals and exclude cases lost that are the subject of appeal as at 23 December 2016.

Not Sure What to Do About Your Drink Driving Defence?

Most people who get in touch with our team of motor offence expert solicitors are uncertain of their options. They are unaware of any legal defences that may be available and find it difficult to believe that it might be possible to defend the drink driving offence charge they face by using loopholes that apply to the rich and famous! We do represent celebrities but we also represent many hardworking motorists like Brian and we want to help you make the right choice about what you do next.

We are always more than happy to chat things through with potential clients Free of Charge. Call us now on Freephone 08000 85 27 84 to speak to one of our specialist motoring offence solicitors. It is only once you decide to instruct us that payment will become necessary and we can often arrange installment plans to assist you. Many satisfied clients have thanked us for offering this free consultation service as it has prevented them from following inaccurate non-expert advice which could have led to them accepting a driving ban unnecessarily.

If you would like to spend more time browsing on the site before you get in touch, make sure you have a look at our specialist motor offence guidance features such as our drink driving ban calculator which will help you to determine the penalty you may face if convicted and our money saving calculator which helps to outline some of the hidden costs of accepting a conviction.

We think we are simply the best in the business but if you are not satisfied in taking our word for it, our unique “ask our clients” testimonials scheme allows you to contact previous clients of the firm to seek a completely independent reference about us and what we might be able to do for you.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US

“To anybody out there who is in trouble for a driving offence I would urge in the strongest terms possible to instruct this firm. They were quite simply incredible. They never gave up, fought the case brilliantly and secured my acquittal in a masterful way. Just incredible. Don’t go anywhere else – this is the one and only firm. Absolutely brilliant!!… Read More

Anonymous 31 Drink Driving Testimonial
Drink Driving / Acquitted

“My car was not drivable and i was charged with both drink driving and drunk in charge after a reading of 103. My job means that losing my license would not only impact me but also a number of people who rely on me to drive. I was represented by someone who seemed to genuinely care. With the correct strategy my case ended with an acquittal… Read More

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Drink Driving / Acquitted

“Wow what a result! Without a doubt I can honestly say Geoffrey Miller Solicitors is worth every penny and more. Their professional team worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep me up-to-date every step of the way. I really cannot recommend Geoffrey Miller’s highly enough! They’re completely different to any other Solicitors. Read More

Mr James Drink Driving Testimonial
Drink Driving / Acquitted

“Not sure where to start… But, thank you. You held my hand through the 9 months and I couldn’t have asked for more. Your team did a very awesome job and the selected advocate’s performance brilliant. They all have played an amazing part and have made me have a smile even while writing this. Kudos Geoffrey Miller Solicitors! Read More

Kobey Drink Driving Testimonial
Drink Driving / Acquitted

“After a sleepless night, I searched the internet for help and contacted three law firms. Geoffrey Miller was the fastest to get back to me, the most reassuring and professional by far. Having met with solicitor Tara Boyle, I knew they would do the best for me. I was acquitted. I cannot recommend them enough… Read More

Anonymous 18 Drink Driving Testimonial
Drink Driving / Acquitted

“Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are outstanding. From the first day I called them about my accusation of drink driving, they calmed me down and helped me each step of the way. The barrister at my trial was first class, delivered the verdict I was hoping for and saved my driving licence. Would recommend to anyone else in the same situation… Read More

Mr Mead Drink Driving Testimonial
Drink Driving / Acquitted

“I was arrested for drink driving and blew over the legal limit at the roadside. After speaking with Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, I knew that this was the company I wanted to fight my corner. I cannot thank them enough for their expertise, time and care in helping me through a terrible time. I would recommend them without any hesitation… Read More

Mr Lee Drink Driving Testimonial
Drink Driving / Case Dropped

“Geoffrey Miller Solicitors were brilliant handling my drink driving case. Geoffrey Miller Solicitors calmed me straight away, were professional in their service. They were fully informative at all times and in the court room got the best possible result they could have with a ban reduced. An excellent service all round!… Read More

Anonymous 16
Drink Driving / Ban Reduced

“I obviously cannot thank you enough. I was told by a top criminal London lawyer when I was charged that there was no point in challenging this. You have done exactly what you said you would do and it is clear your drink driving success rates are hard earned and not just fantasy. Very many thanks to you and all your team involved!… Read More

Anonymous 15
Drink Driving / Acquitted

“Facing a tough drink driving case, GM were able to structure, manage and execute a winning argument and gain a result at the end. The service from start to finish, was second-to-none. I would recommend anyone to use Geoffrey Miller if they need a law firm who really does care about each case and most importantly gets results… Read More

Mr Whitehouse
Drink Driving / Acquitted

“After being wrongly charged with drink driving I knew I needed help. From start to finish Geoffrey Miller Solicitors explained why the charges would not stand up to their scrutiny. The whole sorry saga played out exactly as outlined in my first conversation with Jeanette Miller. These guys really know what they are doing!… Read More

Mr J
Drink Driving / Case Thrown Out

“After one phone call with Geoffrey Miller Solicitors I was immediately more confident and it felt like a weight off my shoulders. All charges against me were dropped and I was acquitted. I would highly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors to anyone who has found themselves in any trouble related to a drink driving offence… Read More

Mr M
Drink Driving / Acquitted

“From the very first time I spoke to Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. I knew this was THE ONLY firm that was really listening and understood my problem. Without Geoffrey Miller I would not be where I am today, acquitted. If you are serious about defending your motoring offence then Geoffrey Miller are the only firm to represent you… Read More

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