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Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are specialist Drink Driving Blood Test Solicitors. Call our team of expert motoring solicitors for some free initial advice.

From 1st January 2015 until 31st December 2017

We defended a total of 106 blood drink and drug driving cases to conclusion.

We WON 98% of our Drink Driving Blood Test cases!

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OUR DRINK DRIVING TESTIMONIALS

I was unfortunately involved in an accident with another road user. As I was subsequently taken to hospital for checking over, I was required to give a blood sample which, when tested was just over the legal limit. That’s when the panic set in, will I lose my job, will... Read More

I was unfortunately involved in an accident with another road user.

As I was subsequently taken to hospital for checking over, I was required to give a blood sample which, when tested was just over the legal limit. That’s when the panic set in, will I lose my job, will I still be to travel to the USA? Everything starts going through your mind of what is going to happen, if and when you lose your license.

So, I immediately started looking for specialists drink drive solicitors. I spoke to the four most popular firms including Geoffrey Millers, after finding that most of the firms would barely discuss the case until you had paid a deposit. I had the pleasure of speaking to Miss Jeannette Miller MD of Geoffrey Millers Solicitors.

It was a huge reassurance after talking to Jeannette for openly discussing the details around my case without the hard sell of which the other firms employ and it was because of the this I instructed them to act on my behalf. Along with the fact they have a very high success rate on winning cases that had similar details as my own.

I was assigned Sarah as my case handler who immediately got to work on my case. I can’t emphasis how meticulous she carried out establishing the facts around the case and developing our case strategy. With Geoffrey Miller Solicitors I always felt extremely confident in Sarah’s ability and I was frequently updated on any developments. I also fortunate enough to have John Ruane work on my case and proved to be extremely knowledgeable and helped see my case get dismissed.

It’s been a long 10 months getting the case dismissed but I always had total faith in Geoffrey Millers, that they had left nothing to chance and had a built me a very strong case when it got to court.

My trial advocate was John, he is very highly regarded barrister and made short work of the case at court. I can attest that Geoffrey Millers only call upon the best top tier Barristers for representation at court.

Its a incredibly stressful time having a drink drive conviction hanging over you and can have extremely serious consequence as a result, don’t leave it to chance and speak to Geoffrey Millers.

Mr C Bennett
Drink Driving Hospital Case
Acquitted
London/Surrey

I engaged Geoffrey Miller to help me enter a not guilty plea and I have not once been disappointed with the service they have provided. From the outset Tara was fantastic, had time and the knowledge to really explain the process to me. Not once did I feel pressured into... Read More

I engaged Geoffrey Miller to help me enter a not guilty plea and I have not once been disappointed with the service they have provided. From the outset Tara was fantastic, had time and the knowledge to really explain the process to me. Not once did I feel pressured into hiring them even after Tara spent over an hour discussing the details of my case on the telephone (more than once).

Once things were underway I can honestly say that there is not a thing I have been disappointed with, they did exactly what they said they would do and basically took the stress (as much as possible) away from me. They shouldered the burden of it all, I just did what I was asked. Both my pre-trial and trial advocates were exceptional. They just gave you the confidence that you needed in that situation. I have never been in trouble with the police and the whole experience was daunting and terrifying, it felt like they really just held my hand and gave me the hope and optimism that I needed but also kept things real.

Once we was at trial, my barrister did not give the prosecution a leg to stand on, I really was taken back at how professional and how much he knew about my case (even though we had never met). The evidence and the administration process that GM follow is without doubt one of the most robust and organised I have seen. If they handle all their cases the way they handled mine then I am really not surprised to read the exceptional reviews. It was these in the first place that prompted me to call them. Their success rates speak for themselves and now I have completed my journey with them and been acquitted I really can say with my hand on my heart that I could not have done it without them.

Thank you so very much. Yes it was costly, but to be honest I can see where and how they have earned their money and to have my life back without any conviction is worth it. If you are reading this are in doubt about hiring them, don’t, you won’t regret it 

Miss S Toby
Drink Driving
Acquitted
Peterborough

I was in a state of sheer panic from my charge of drink drive and driving with no insurance. Having researched many solicitor firms I decided to call Geoffrey Millers. Although initially apprehensive weather to proceed with the instruction due to financial restrictions, I am so glad I did! From... Read More

I was in a state of sheer panic from my charge of drink drive and driving with no insurance. Having researched many solicitor firms I decided to call Geoffrey Millers. Although initially apprehensive weather to proceed with the instruction due to financial restrictions, I am so glad I did! From the outset the team made me feel at ease and even the managing director was always available with a supportive ear. I can not thank and recommend the firm enough. Today at my trial, my case was thrown out and both charges dismissed. I am now able to walk away and forget it ever happened.

Kathryn Davies
Drink Driving, No Insurance
Case Thrown Out
West Wales

This client received news of the case against her being discontinued by email whilst abroad. Below is her emailed reaction which she has agreed to be published: OMG!!!!!!! I can’t believe what I am reading!!!! Are you sure, it’s not a mistake? I cannot believe it!! OMG it is the... Read More

This client received news of the case against her being discontinued by email whilst abroad. Below is her emailed reaction which she has agreed to be published:

OMG!!!!!!! I can’t believe what I am reading!!!!
Are you sure, it’s not a mistake? I cannot believe it!!

OMG it is the best news I have ever received in the last six months.

Thank you so much for your email and the best outcome. I remember when the first time I have spoken to you, I told you that my dream is to be one of those lucky people who wrote a testimonial in Geoffrey Miller Solicitor’s website. And then you replied that you are certain that I will be one of them. Certainly wanted to believe you, however I knew that it’s going to be a hard job to achieve it. Just so happy, that you kept your promise to the end and never let me to believe in other way.

I cannot express my gratitude, my joy and my instinct to choose Geoffrey Miller to fight for my acquittal. You were on my side during this very difficult time and God bless you and your team.

Thank you Sarah for achieving it and working towards someone else’s dream. You are a star to my eye and always be.

Miss A
Drink Driving
Case Discontinued
Bromley

Amazing service from Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. I was charged with driving with excess alcohol and I felt I was doomed. From the moment I contacted the firm, my caseworker Austin was superb. He kept me updated on everything as soon as at it came came in and filled me with... Read More

Amazing service from Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. I was charged with driving with excess alcohol and I felt I was doomed. From the moment I contacted the firm, my caseworker Austin was superb. He kept me updated on everything as soon as at it came came in and filled me with confidence. I was facing a four year ban, but Austin identified many deficiencies in the prosecution case. I can’t praise him enough. Geoffrey Miller is not inexpensive but if you’re facing a long ban, I’d go with them every time. Many thanks to my solicitor(s) Richard and Saskia who finished the case off and secured my acquittal.

Andy S
Drink Driving
Acquitted
St Albans

From the start of my initial phone call I felt reassured as it was a very worrying time for me. This continued throughout all of my correspondence with Ellie who made me feel a lot more at ease. On both my initial appearance at court and my trial day both... Read More

From the start of my initial phone call I felt reassured as it was a very worrying time for me. This continued throughout all of my correspondence with Ellie who made me feel a lot more at ease. On both my initial appearance at court and my trial day both advocates were again fantastic, especially my trial barrister.

Both of them reassuring but still giving me the facts and information of possible outcomes.
Again, all correspondence with Ellie has kept me informed of anything that may happen, she has been excellent throughout and is a credit to your company.

My overall experience with Geoffrey Miller’s has been a pleasurable one under the circumstances and I would have no hesitation in using them again myself or passing your information on to a friend or family member.

Mr M K
Drink Driving
Case Discontinued
South Yorkshire

I highly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. I was charged for drink driving and been looking for a way out. Some Solicitors had advised me to plead guilty but since I have been in contact with Geoffrey Miller Solicitors my mind was immediately put at ease and I can’t thank the... Read More

I highly recommend Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. I was charged for drink driving and been looking for a way out. Some Solicitors had advised me to plead guilty but since I have been in contact with Geoffrey Miller Solicitors my mind was immediately put at ease and I can’t thank the team enough for the outstanding outcome they have achieved for me. My case was dismissed at the first trial and all the way along I had been reassured that they will win the case.

John
Drink Driving
Case Dismissed
London

I thought from the initial contact until the very end my case was handled professionally, with care and thoughtfulness towards me. Having never been in prosecuted before i was very nervous and apprehensive of what may happen. I was immediately put at ease and kept up to date with all... Read More

I thought from the initial contact until the very end my case was handled professionally, with care and thoughtfulness towards me. Having never been in prosecuted before i was very nervous and apprehensive of what may happen. I was immediately put at ease and kept up to date with all case developments. Because of the regular contact I felt my case was being given plenty of attention and therefore gave me more and more hope towards a positive outcome. This proved to be the case and i couldn’t be any happier with your service.

Anonymous 46
Drink Driving
Acquitted
Manchester

After a lengthy Drink Driving blood charge, I was acquitted before trial due to the brilliant work of Sarah at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, my expert and barrister they appointed for my case. I am confident that even if this case had gone to trial it would have been the same... Read More

After a lengthy Drink Driving blood charge, I was acquitted before trial due to the brilliant work of Sarah at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, my expert and barrister they appointed for my case.

I am confident that even if this case had gone to trial it would have been the same result.

Sarah had a great eye for detail and was able to pick up upon multiple issues with my case.

Oliver
Drink Driving
Acquitted – Before Trial
Derbyshire

Case was handled great from the first call which Eleanor responded to when I called out of hours. Austin put mind at ease with his updates and positive reinforcement, was always easily accessible when I need to talk about the case. A big thank you to the team for all... Read More

Case was handled great from the first call which Eleanor responded to when I called out of hours.

Austin put mind at ease with his updates and positive reinforcement, was always easily accessible when I need to talk about the case.

A big thank you to the team for all the hard work they put in, I can now finally move on with my life.

Austin and my trial advocate were my “gladiators in suits”.

Mr T Ryans
Drink Driving
Acquitted
Manchester
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Our successfully defended blood drink driving cases in 2017 comprised of a massive variance of alcohol readings:

Specimen type in successfully defended casesHighest alcohol ReadingAverage alcohol Reading
Blood192mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood142mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood
drink driving penalty 2017

Drink Driving Penalty

You may assume or have been told that defending a drink driving blood test case is futile and be resigned to accepting the charge and all of the consequences that follow. Whether you risk the loss of your livelihood, home or freedom, we urge you not to give up as we are likely to have the solution to resolve the nightmare you face. As you will see from our results, our offering to secure the contrary position is something we urge you to seriously consider.

Whilst no litigation can ever be certain, our involvement in a drink driving blood test cases has led to extremely high success rates. By success, we mean not guilty verdict. That means no disqualification; no fine; no criminal record!

YearOur Results
2012This was the first year we began to track our results depending on the type of sample the police had taken.We had a total of 33 blood cases conclude in 2012. They comprised of 32 Magisrates’ Court cases and 1 Appeal case in the Crown Court.We won 33 out of 33 achieving a 100% success rate.8 cases were discontinued before the trial date itself. 25 were won at court.
2013Having published our phenomenal successes of the previous year, we saw a significant increase in the number of clients who chose to defend the blood drink driving charge they faced.We had a total of 56 blood drink driving cases conclude in 2013.We won 52 out of 56 and lost 4 trials. This equated to a 93% success rate.10 were discontinued before the trial itself and 42 were won at court.
2014We dealt with a total of 43 blood drink driving cases that were concluded.We won a total of 40 of these cases and lost 3 cases. Again this equates to a 92% success rate.We have seen an increase in the number of cases that were discontinued before trial as 14 of the successfully defended cases were dropped before the trial date.
2015We defended a total of 31 blood drink and drug driving cases that were concluded. We won 100% of these cases so that all 31 clients were found NOT GUILTY.  7 of our cases were discontinued before the trial itself, 9 cases were withdrawn on the day of trial before the case got underway and 15 clients were acquitted after the prosecution had presented their case but we had achieved so much damage by that point that the cases were thrown out. Only 1 case had to be fought via a full trial with our client giving evidence.
2016The law changes of 2015 resulted in a massive decline in blood drink driving cases in 2016. However, the introduction of the drug driving offence in 2015 also resulted in a significant increase in drug drive charges that we were entrusted to defend. We defended a total of 40 cases involving a blood sample. This comprised of 28 blood drug driving cases and 12 blood drink driving cases that were concluded. We won 100% of the drink driving cases and lost 1 drug driving trial so that 39 clients were found NOT GUILTY. 7 of our cases were discontinued before the trial itself, 27 cases were withdrawn on the day of trial before the case got underway and 3 clients were acquitted after the prosecution had presented their case but we had achieved so much damage by that point that the cases were thrown out. Only 2 cases had to be fought via a full trial with our client giving evidence.

Hopefully, our results demonstrate how our expert involvement in your own case is highly likely to result in your being found NOT GUILTY.

What is the UK blood alcohol limit?

The UK blood alcohol limit is 80mg in 100ml of blood. This is one of the highest blood alcohol legal limits in Europe with both Scotland and Ireland reducing the blood alcohol limits to 50mg to fall in line with the rest of Europe in recent years.

Drink Driving Blood Test Scenarios

There are a number of scenarios where you will be requested or offered the opportunity to provide a blood sample to the police following a drink-driving arrest.

  • You are unable to provide a breath sample because of medical reasons;
  • There is no breath testing machine available at the police station;
  • The breath test machine was faulty or the results inconclusive; or
  • You were taken to a hospital rather than a police station.

Typically it takes the police around six weeks to have the drink driving blood sample analysed. If the result is more than 80 mg then you will face a charge. Unlike the position with the breath reading which is slightly over the limit and the police have some discretion to release without charge, there is no such discretion with a blood sample that is marginally over the drink drive limit.

Once charged you will be bailed to attend court for the first court hearing where you will be expected to enter your plea of guilty or not guilty.

Most people who instruct us to represent them in drink driving blood test cases do so before they are charged pursuant to our standby instruction option. Whilst it can be tempting to wait and see whether you will be charged, we find that by placing your instructions with us at this early stage, we believe this gives our client the best chances of securing a not guilty verdict at a later date.

No two drink-driving case strategies will be the same because every case is different. However, Geoffrey Miller Solicitors have developed a cascade of successful defence strategies unique to the firm. Drink driving blood sample cases are our speciality. If your licence and record are important to you we urge you to get in touch and let us advise on how we believe we can achieve the right result for you.

†Figures include successful appeals and exclude cases lost that are the subject of appeal as at 21 December 2017.

Not Sure What to Do About Your Drink Driving Blood Case?

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 blood test 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 0800 1389 123 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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