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We defended a total of 54 failing to provide a specimen cases and won 49 cases.

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From the moment I spoke to Jeanette she put me and my Wife totally at ease. Her impeccable professionalism, clarity of process and emotional support for both of us was truly memorable. I am not sure how we would have got through it without her and her amazing team dealing... Read More

From the moment I spoke to Jeanette she put me and my Wife totally at ease. Her impeccable professionalism, clarity of process and emotional support for both of us was truly memorable. I am not sure how we would have got through it without her and her amazing team dealing with everything

I would highly recommend her firm to anyone that is thinking of using them. They are simply, The best!

Mr Gary Ward
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Case thrown out at appeal
Mid Wales

I have never been to court before and was nervous about the whole thing but it was explained to me at every stage. All the staff that I dealt with were polite, respectful and non judgmental. The whole team showed compassion and were 100% on my side. They were up... Read More

I have never been to court before and was nervous about the whole thing but it was explained to me at every stage. All the staff that I dealt with were polite, respectful and non judgmental. The whole team showed compassion and were 100% on my side. They were up front about costs and possible outcomes of my case. And they were spot on. They said what they would try and get and achieved exactly that. I felt totally supported the entire time. Thank you all so much and a special thanks to Ashleigh.

Mark Heffernan
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Ban Avoided
West Midlands

My case was Failing to provide without reasonable excuse. Ellie was outstanding with how she handled my case and also with how understanding she was to my anxiety and to answering all my questions in full. A firm is only as good as the people who work for it, so... Read More

My case was Failing to provide without reasonable excuse.

Ellie was outstanding with how she handled my case and also with how understanding she was to my anxiety and to answering all my questions in full. A firm is only as good as the people who work for it, so in my opinion Geoffrey Miller are outstanding…

Anonymous 42
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Acquitted
East Riding of Yorkshire

I would rate Geoffrey Miller Solicitors 10/10 for all of the following areas: They achieved a positive outcome; The service provided from my immediate caseworker; The service provided by the support staff; The advocates who appeared in court with me and the trial advocate’s performance; My overall Geoffrey Miller Solicitors... Read More

I would rate Geoffrey Miller Solicitors 10/10 for all of the following areas:

They achieved a positive outcome;
The service provided from my immediate caseworker;
The service provided by the support staff;
The advocates who appeared in court with me and the trial advocate’s performance;
My overall Geoffrey Miller Solicitors experience; and
I consider their services were good value for money!

Ms P Failing
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Acquitted
London

At first it was alleged that I failed to provide a specimen while in charge, then at the Police Station suspected of having driven a vehicle and having been required to provide a specimen. The case was in a way specific unusual sensitive and difficult. I have requested assistance via... Read More

At first it was alleged that I failed to provide a specimen while in charge, then at the Police Station suspected of having driven a vehicle and having been required to provide a specimen. The case was in a way specific unusual sensitive and difficult. I have requested assistance via the internet to a few legal solicitors’ teams, it was on a Saturday. Geoffrey Millers Solicitors replied to me first and within an hour. Although it was an unfortunate incident, I consider myself fortunate to come across Geoffrey Millers Solicitors – top notch among high class professionals. Their expertise, presence, experience was outstanding, from the first call to the last minute. They helped to steer me safely through the turbulent times and as a result I still have my driving licence. Much obliged to everyone involved in my case. Many thanks.

Val Failing
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Ban Avoided
Essex

I am writing this to express my sincere thanks to Jeanette, my barrister and Sharif following my recent acquittal of the charge of ‘failing to provide a specimen for analysis’. Briefly, I was stopped late in the evening over the festive period. I had not drank any alcohol for approximately... Read More

I am writing this to express my sincere thanks to Jeanette, my barrister and Sharif following my recent acquittal of the charge of ‘failing to provide a specimen for analysis’.

Briefly, I was stopped late in the evening over the festive period. I had not drank any alcohol for approximately 7/8 hours, so was surprised when the roadside breath test came back positive.

I was arrested at the scene and taken into custody. I was then taken to the intoxilyzer and despite attempting on almost a dozen attempts to provide a sample, the machine only successfully recorded one. On the basis of this I was charged with the offence of failing to provide a specimen.

Immediately on my return home I looked at the reviews for legal expertise in this field. I was impressed by both the results Geoffrey Miller obtained, but also the candid nature of how they explained their achievements.

I work in a professionally regulated field and the consequences of a conviction would have been career changing – where I worked, my ability to emigrate, the challenges to completing my higher professional training; It almost didn’t bear thinking about.

From the start Jeanette clearly and sympathetically understood my concerns. From the first phone call she suggested immediate steps to secure evidence, direct my case, and gave a broad outline of how she felt the case would proceed.

It was made clear to me that the costs would be significant, that more than one hearing may be necessary, and success would require patience and hard work.

Ultimately three expert witnesses were involved in my case. They were invaluable to my defence and I had confidence in them throughout. It is to the credit of Sharif and my barrister that they were not ultimately required.

I will not divulge too much regarding the court day to preserve some dignity for the prosecution team. Suffice to say, at points the district judge looked frankly incredulous, and I overheard the prosecution advocate asking my barrister’s advice on one of his own subsequent cases.

At the end of first witness giving evidence, I heard the prosecution advocate opine along the lines of ‘I can’t see this going much further’. The case was then thrown out. It ultimately felt like being involved in a legal tutorial rather than an adversarial contest. I will say no more other than my barrister is clearly a man fulfilling his life’s vocation.

I must offer my most sincere thanks to Sharif. He was simply wonderful throughout the many months it took to bring the matter to court. He always returned my calls, went over areas of concern or confusion as many times as necessary, and explained legal elements to me in a way I readily understood.

He was also excellent at understanding the consequences of ‘double jeopardy’ of the legal and professional aspects of disclosure of evidence. I cannot thank him enough; he was superb and I hope his career progresses as it deserves to.

One final piece of advice. This should be new territory for anyone unfortunate enough to be involved in these circumstances. Be patient, listen to the team’s advice and I am confident a similar result will occur for you.

Mr V P
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Case Thrown Out
Midlands

An outstanding firm , an outstanding team. Kept me informed at every step, could not ask for more. I was charged with failed to provide back July 2017. I was going to plead guilty and hoped to have some sort of discount on my punishment. I deeply thought at the... Read More

An outstanding firm , an outstanding team.
Kept me informed at every step, could not ask for more. I was charged with failed to provide back July 2017. I was going to plead guilty and hoped to have some sort of discount on my punishment. I deeply thought at the time, my life is over. I ruined it. Looking everywhere to find a solicitor to represent me and plead guilty, some friends even suggested to me that I don’t spend meaningless money, just represent yourself.

Luckily I did not. And I found GM from google search and phoned. They offered me an option of pleading not guilty. It was mind blowing, I never ever thought it was doable. The team especially John gave me a huge support throughout the case. They tailored my defence accordingly and involved two specialists who produced two reports in their areas.

And yes, the case was discontinued 10 mins before I arrive to the court.

I would suggest to everyone who is struggling with a similar charge just to contact GM. You will not regret it. It’s a team with compassion and care, they are able to offer you hope.

Very well done. John and your colleagues.

Mr X
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Case Discontinued
Manchester

Thank you to John Ruane and the Team at Geoffrey Miller for successfully dealing with this matter for me. You were all very professional and gave me great assurance at all stage along the way from July through to October this year.

Mr SGR
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Acquitted
London

I was under the most stressful circumstances when I was stopped for drink driving. My defence team listened to me, understood my grievance about how I was stopped and treated. They put together a very strong case. As a result, I still have my driving license, my job and my... Read More

I was under the most stressful circumstances when I was stopped for drink driving. My defence team listened to me, understood my grievance about how I was stopped and treated. They put together a very strong case. As a result, I still have my driving license, my job and my reputation.

Thank You!

Anonymous 38
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Case Discontinued
Derbyshire

I cannot find the words to truly express my gratitude to this Law Firm, if you have any doubt remove it from your mind and instruct this company as soon as possible. Jeanette Miller (Miss Justice) was my first point of contact once released from the police station, and put... Read More

I cannot find the words to truly express my gratitude to this Law Firm, if you have any doubt remove it from your mind and instruct this company as soon as possible.

Jeanette Miller (Miss Justice) was my first point of contact once released from the police station, and put my mind at ease immediately. She is true professional and gives realistic expectations of what to expect. I was charged with Failing to Provide A Specimen without a reasonable excuse and we went through our options.

I felt immediate confidence that the prospects of an acquittal were high and I instructed the firm. I was then put in the incredibly capable hands of John Ruane who has all the time in the world for his clients, always returns calls and never leaves you in the dark.

I then put the case out of my mind as I was due to get married abroad, and go on holiday for a month.
Upon my return the reality began to hit home that the possibility of loosing my licence, my business and income was real. I began to sink into a spiral of depression, anxiety. Never once was I ignored or made to feel like I was an annoyance to them, repeatedly phoning and asking the same questions.

Some concerning CCTV footage came to light and that was when I totally lost faith in my case, but I must STRESS I never once lost faith in the firm, I mean how can you when you look at the statistics.

My initial hearing was handled by a confident and sharp barrister by the name of Christabel McCooey. It was an effortless experience where I pleaded not guilty and she outlined the issues of my case.

I was then bailed and was required to attend trail in march.

I arrived, but due to my spiral into depression and anxiety the Legal Medical Psychiatrist Dr Saal Seneviratne declared me unfit for trail. My Genius Barrister was in agreement that I wasn’t fit and the case was adjourned for four months while I was treated for my symptoms. I was so close to pleading guilty just to make it go away, but my barrister strongly advised against it as he was confident in my chances of an Acquittal.

Between trails arrangements were made for me to have telephone conference with my barrister, Miss Justice and John Ruane. This is incredibly helpful if you suffer from anxiety and need to be reassured.

Well guess what, within a few hours of being in court on July 3rd my barrister put such a dent in the prosecutions case that he made a half time submission of No Case To Answer. He was polite, professional, persistent and incredibly well prepared. The prosecutor on the other hand was not. I am in awe of his skills in the court room and cannot thank him and John Ruane enough for making sure I saw the case to the end, because the end resulted in an Acquittal.

My life can now go on, I feel like I can breath again!

Do not hesitate to instruct this firm, you get what you pay for and I am eternally grateful.

Mr S F
Failing to Provide a Specimen
Acquitted
High Wycombe
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Failing to provide when the suspect is accused of driving/attempt to drive

At Geoffrey Miller Solicitors we win the majority of the driving offence cases we that defend. When you need an expert Motoring Solicitor to help you with a Failing to Provide a Specimen Offence call our Solicitors on Freephone 0800 1389 123.

Even if you are tee total and never drink alcohol, without expert legal representation you could be convicted of the drink driving related offence of failing to provide a specimen to the police.

If you fail a roadside breath test or you are simply unable to provide a complete sample, you will be taken for further testing at the police station or at hospital and required to cooperate in providing a further breath test, urine sample or blood sample.

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Failing to provide when the suspect is accused of being drunk in charge

It is the sample taken at the police station that would be used as evidence against you in court and is called the “evidential” sample. If you fail to provide an “evidential sample”, whether you were over the alcohol limit or not, you can be prosecuted for failing to provide a specimen to the police and convicted of this serious offence unless the court finds that you had a ‘reasonable excuse’ for your failing to provide a specimen.

Our drink driving solicitors and drug driving solicitors have extensive knowledge of the detailed technical laws related to failing to provide a specimen and can advise you of whether a ‘reasonable excuse’ may arise in your case.

It is also necessary that any person prosecuted for this offence was given an appropriate warning about the possibility of prosecution prior to the sample being required.

If you are facing prosecution for failing to provide a specimen, Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are the UK’s most well respected driving offence solicitors with particular expertise in alcohol related offences. See our profile on the legallybetter motoring lawyers comparison website.

You may have mistakenly assumed that your only option is to plead guilty to a failing to provide a specimen charge. If this is you, please get in touch so that a specialist motoring defence solicitor can guide you through your various options free of charge.

This is probably the first time you have ever been in trouble with the law and we know how distressing that feels for you. Please call our understanding team of expert drink driving Solicitors Freephone 0800 1389 123 as soon as possible. We will listen, advise and console you but we will also give you our honest no nonsense straight talking legal advice.

Below are some more details of the options that our drink driving expert solicitors can offer to you. There’s a lot to read on this page so if you would rather just pick up the phone and talk things through, then please call us on Freephone 0800 1389 123 or contact us by email. You can discuss your options free of charge with an expert drink driving lawyer on the Geoffrey Miller team. Our phones are manned throughout the day and night by real lawyers (not in a call centre) all of whom are experts in the field of motoring law with specific emphasis on drink driving cases.

Pleading Guilty to a Failing to Provide a Specimen Offence

If you have already decided that you wish to plead guilty then Geoffrey Miller Solicitors offer a cost effective fixed fee “damage limitation” service for pleading guilty to failing to provide a specimen cases.

Before you make this potentially life changing decision, you should know that the penalties for failing to provide a specimen offences can be far reaching. Please take a look at our penalty calculator for more specific details of the penalty you could be facing for a failure to provide a specimen conviction. The penalty could be partially based on the level of your incomplete breath reading along with other factors and in particular whether you have a previous conviction for an excess alcohol offence within the last 10 years.

Whilst many people understand that the minimum penalty for failing to provide a specimen is a 12 month ban (or 3 years ban for a repeat drink driving offender) many drivers do not realise how a failing to provide a specimen conviction can also mean:

  • The loss of your job
  • A massive increase in insurance premiums when you are able to drive again (see our money saving calculator)
  • The possibility of undergoing medical examinations before you can drive again
  • Attendance on a drink driver’s rehabilitation course
  • A possible prison sentence, although this is reserved for repeat drink driving offenders or those who have been found to be several times over the drink driving limit
  • Visa restrictions particularly in terms of entry to the USA and Australia
  • A criminal record with the conviction for failing to provide a specimen remaining on your driving license for 11 years. If you are a professional (doctor/accountant/solicitor) you will most likely have to report the conviction to your regulatory body.

Pleading guilty is not your only option so please keep reading the other details on this page. Or call Freephone 0800 1389 123 to discuss your options free of charge with one of our expert drink driving solicitors. Our phones are manned 24 hours real lawyers (not in a call centre) all of whom are experts in the field of motoring law.

Pleading Not Guilty to a failing to provide a specimen offence

Much of the crucial police evidence in your failing to provide a specimen case could be destroyed fairly soon after your original arrest if a specific request for it to be preserved is not made immediately. If you know that you wish to challenge the failing to provide a specimen prosecution, it is essential that you contact a Solicitor at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors at the earliest opportunity, preferably well in advance of your first court hearing.

Our Solicitors will want to set to work straight away on preparing your defence. This may involve contacting witnesses, viewing CCTV, requesting inspection facilities of the machine that you gave your reading on (many of which are horrifically unreliable) instructing drink driving toxicologist experts; forensic medical examiners… the list goes on. We won’t know exactly what work (and cost) is going to be involved in your case until you make contact with us so please call us now on Freephone 0800 1389 123. Our team of specialist drink driving lawyers will be glad to discuss your options free of charge. Our phones are manned throughout the day and night by real lawyers (not in a call centre) all of whom are experts in the field of driving offences.

If you defend a failing to provide a specimen prosecution you will be allowed to continue to drive and your licence would only be affected by a ban if you are convicted. At Geoffrey Miller Solicitors our statistics show that the chances of you avoiding a ban are extremely high as we win majority of the failure to provide a specimen cases we defend.

Not Sure What to Do If You Failed To Provide a Specimen for Analysis?

If you have spoken to other motoring solicitors before us, you may have been advised that there is nothing that can be done to help you with your drink driving offence. This advice is often given because the solicitor who dispensed the advice is not a true expert in failing to provide a specimen law and in their limited knowledge of drink driving cases, there is nothing that can be done. If your GP told you that you had a brain tumour and there was nothing to be done to help you would you leave to at that? Of course not! You would most likely seek a second opinion from a brain surgeon.

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are the brain surgeons of drink driving law in the UK! Call us now to see how we can save you from the extreme hardship a failing to provide a specimen conviction can cause.

Most people who get in touch with us are uncertain of their options. They are unaware of any defences that may be available and find it difficult to believe that it might be possible to defend the failing to provide a specimen charge. You may find the possibility of having to plead guilty inconceivable because you simply don’t know how you will manage without your driving licence. You may find it equally difficult to grasp the possibility of defending the failing to provide a specimen charge.

In the majority of cases we are unable to tell you if you have a case worth defending until we can look into the specifics of your case in more depth. We offer a priority investigative option to all clients facing drink driving related offences which means that if you are unsure if you have a defence or if you have been told by another solicitor that you have no defence but we think otherwise, our team of drink driving solicitors will consider the evidence in your case and take a full statement from you. They will then provide you with their opinion and the merits in defending the case or pleading guilty. As we can conduct this option for a relatively low fixed fee it means that you are not committed to spending significant fees in order to establish if there is any way of defending the offence. Take a look at our case study and testimonial of a client who transferred to Geoffrey Miller Solicitors after becoming unhappy with his supposed expert drink driving solicitors.

If you would prefer to call us rather than trawl through the pages on our website, we are always more than happy to chat things through with potential clients FREE OF CHARGE. 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 consultation service as it has prevented them from following inaccurate non-expert advice which could have led to them accepting punishment unnecessarily.

Penalty for Failing to Provide A Specimen

The most serious offence carries 6 months imprisonment, compulsory minimum ban of 12 months or 36 months if previous offence up to 10 years before, and an unlimited fine. To deter people with high readings refusing to provide a specimen, guidance suggests that penalties for this offence should start at a ban of 24 months rather than the statutory minimum.

Failing to provide a roadside breath test is a discretionary ban or 4 points, and a fine of up to £1000.

†Figures include successful appeals and exclude cases lost that are the subject of appeal as at 31 December 2017.

Not Sure What to Do About Failing To Provide A Specimen?

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 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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