With the festive period and Christmas 2021 well on their way, it is clear that there is always Christmas merriment... View Article
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Austerity. For the last nine or so years, the entire UK has been living in a period of austerity in an attempt to save the country’s money in order for a better future.
If you had been watching the news over the summer months, you will be aware of the story about the ex-Liverpool football striker Dean Saunders was arrested over a drink-driving offence.
As a nation, we love food that’s laced with alcohol, whether it’s beef and ale pie, mussels in white wine, or a Christmas pudding that has been soaked in brandy.
If you have been keeping up to date with the news, drink driving has been affecting London in different ways over the last couple of weeks. Chelsea football club’s midfielder Danny Drinkwater was charged with drink driving.
Christmas 2018 is over; the New Year has passed and now we find that we are all settling back into the everyday routine of January. Some of us have hopes for the New Year or find we have been struck by the January blues.
According to the Road Traffic Act 1988, section 4(1), it is an offence to drive or attempt to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle when unfit to do so, due to the influence of drink.
If you have been keeping up with celebrity news, you would have noticed that recently the Celebrity Big Brother Winner and former glamour model was charged for drink driving. Katie Price was been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after she allegedly crashed her pink Range Rover...
Drink and driving, or drunk driving, is a serious offence which can result in a person being imprisoned for twelve months as a standard.
Section 172 is a section of the 1988 Road Traffic Act that states that a registered keeper of a vehicle has to supply the identity of a driver at the time.
S.172 Road Traffic Act 1988, creates a duty to give information as to the identity of a driver of a vehicle in criminal circumstances.
Over the Drink-driving limit...
It was recently reported that a drink driver who argued with a friend was caught drink driving her vehicle for as little as three minutes.
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Drink Driving Solicitor - Drug Driving Solicitor in Essex, Colchester and Chelmsford.
‘Drink Driving, Blood alcohol, Defence Solicitor, charge of driving with excess blood-alcohol, evidence of alcohol consumption after driving - otherwise known as post driving consumption.
Drink Driving Solicitor in Banbury - it is important to contact a Driving Solicitor when you are bailed to attend court for Drink Driving / Drug Driving.
Single Justice Procedure Notice – Speeding, Mobile Phone, No Insurance, Failing to Identify the driverNovember 6, 2017 9:57 am Leave your thoughts
Single Justice Procedure Notice - Speeding, Mobile Phone Offence, Fail to Identify the Driver, No Insurance....
No Insurance Driving Offences, Speeding and Contravening Traffic Direction and Signs. Offence codes, Sentencing and Penalty Points.October 19, 2017 9:58 am Leave your thoughts
No Insurance Driving Offences, Speeding and Contravening Traffic Direction and Signs. Offence codes, Sentencing and Penalty Points.
Failing to stop, report and leaving the scene of an accident. It is important you know what points you may receive if you are accused of a motoring offence. I have listed a few of the most common driving offences that our clients face. I have also listed the endorsement and penalty points. Each endorsement is given a driving offence code that can be placed on your driving licence.
Drink-driving sentences - If found guilty of drink-driving you will face imprisonment a ban and receive a fine. The magistrates who hear your case will decide on the penalty you receive. It will depend on the individual circumstances and facts of your offence / case. You may be able to receive a reduction to the length of your ban by taking a drink-driving rehabilitation scheme.
Single justice procedure notice – Information What is a single procedure notice? Single justice procedure notice – Mobile Phone Offence... View Article
Driving Solicitors – drink driving, the hip flask defence and post driving consumption. ‘Drink—Blood alcohol—Defence to charge of driving with... View Article
Where an attempt had been made under the influence of excess alcohol to drive a car, in establishing whether there were any special reasons why the motorist should not be disqualified it was necessary to look at what was intended and not merely at what was achieved.
A realistic prospect of conviction is an objective test. It means that a jury or bench of magistrates or judge hearing a case alone, properly directed in accordance with the law, is more likely than not to convict the defendant of the charge alleged. This is a separate test from the one that the criminal courts themselves must apply. A court should only convict if satisfied so that it is sure of a defendant’s guilt.
Police Service and The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) disclosed unused material to the defence solicitors. This is consistent across England and Wales. The instructions provide advice on efficient file management, taking into account the Prosecution Team Manual of Guidance for Preparation, Processing and Submission of Files and agreements reached between the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the CPS.
‘The Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. In cases where education is blatantly ignored and evidence of repeat or excessive offences is collated (even across county borders), enforcement and prosecution follow.
The using of a mobile phone offence occurs when ‘a person is driving a motor vehicle on a road and is using a hand held mobile phone’. The legal position is that the mobile phone is considered to be hand held if it is actually held at some point during the action of making or receiving a telephone call.