Drug Driving

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Regular Cannabis User Not Impaired

  Question: I did not feel in the slightest bit impaired. I am a regular user of cannabis and smoking a joint a couple of hours before driving which would not have affected the standard of my driving. Emma Says: …

Caught Passive Drug Driving!

  Question: I don’t smoke cannabis but my friends do. I’ve tested positive for cannabis in my blood whilst driving despite never actively smoking a joint. Can I avoid a ban? Emma Says: If the blood sample is reliable then …

Can I Mitigate Drug Driving Ban With A Larger Fine?

  Question I need to be able to drive for my work and to support my family. I’ve been accused of drug driving. Can I mitigate to avoid a ban by offering to pay a really high financial penalty. Emma …

Procedural Arguments & Drug Driving

  Question: Is there a set defence in relation to procedural arguments regarding drug driving allegations. Emma Says: We get asked this question on a regular basis. To the extent where we are convinced there are lawyers out there suggesting …

Driving & Prescribed Drugs

  Question Is it a defence if the drugs in my system have been prescribed? Emma Says: It can be in certain circumstances if the drugs are prescribed to you specifically and you have taken them in accordance with the …

When Is It Safe To Drive After Drugs?

  Question: How long does it take for drugs to leave my body and for me to be safe to drive? Emma Says: This is a dangerous question. Everybody metabolises at a different rate and different drugs are metabolised/excreted from …

IS Drug Driving Treated Comparably With Drink Driving?

Question: Are the magistrates sentencing guidelines in relation to drink-driving offences comparable to the type of sentence that you would get for drug driving? Emma Says: Maybe. At the moment there are no formal sentencing guidelines in relation to drug …