Category: Drink Driving

Driving Offence, Penalty Points and Offence Code…

October 18, 2017
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.

A conviction for drink-driving and what it means

August 09, 2017
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.
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Single Justice Procedure Notice – Driving Solicitors

April 18, 2017
Single justice procedure notice What is a single procedure notice? Single justice procedure notice – Mobile Phone Offence Single justice […]
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Driving Solicitors – drink driving, the hip flask defence and post driving consumption.

April 18, 2017
Driving Solicitors – drink driving, the hip flask defence and post driving consumption. ‘Drink—Blood alcohol—Defence to charge of driving with […]
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Driving Solicitors, Drink Driving and Special Reasons – Shortness of distance driven.

April 11, 2017
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.
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Driving Solicitors and The Code for Crown Prosecutors

April 04, 2017
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.
Driving Solicitors Disclosure of Evidence

Driving Solicitors and Disclosure of Evidence

March 29, 2017
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.

Speeding Offence and Speed Detection Device

March 22, 2017
‘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.
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Using a Mobile Phone Whilst Driving

March 17, 2017
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.