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Read our advice to these frequently asked road traffic law questions.

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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 …

No Mot Doesn’t invalidate Insurance

Question: I’ve been pulled over and the police officer has correctly identified that my MOT has lapsed. He’s given me a fixed penalty for the no MOT offence but has suggested I will receive a summons to court because the …

Delivery Driver – Bad Parking Can Be Driving Without Due Care And Attention!

Shocking new case involving a delivery driver who was convicted of driving without due care and attention based on where he parked his van. R v Jenkins [2012], Mr jenkins was a delivery driver making a delivery to premises where …

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Police Attempt To Clamp Down On Suspected Street Racing!

Ria Says: We have looked after a number of people accused in the recent clamp down. These are serious allegations and if convicted they carry the risk of a twelve month driving ban with a mandatory retest before you can …

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Road Traffic Offences – CRB Check

Question: Hi, in x 2010 I received a fixed penalty notice for speeding by a traffic officer. I did not produce my license within seven days, in x 2011 I was given a court summons to a magistrates court and …

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I Was Not The Registered Keeper Of The Car

Question: No insurance Good afternoon, Excuse the email rather than phone call but I am at work and unable to talk privately at the moment. On Friday evening I was driving to x and was stopped by x police en …

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Lawyers Claiming To Be “Motoring Specialists” Agree To Full Refund!

Question: We recently represented a client who had initially instructed well-known solicitors who claim to be motoring specialists. Initially they given our client the same advice that we gave, namely that he had a defence to driving without insurance because …

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