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Drug Driving in the UK

Drink Driving Solicitors

Drug driving is a serious offence with often serious consequences. A conviction for driving under the influence of drugs could mean a 12 month driving ban, a criminal record, up to £5,000 fine and a 6 month prison sentence.So it’s important to speak to one of our specialist drug driving solicitors straight away to help you begin building a defence.

We understand the stress and anxiety caused by drug driving offences and will treat your case confidentially and sensitively. We will work side-by-side with you to defend the charges made against you for the best possible outcome.

Our specialist drug driving solicitors can offer advice and build the strongest possible defence for following charges:

  • Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs (DR80)
  • In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs (DR90)

For your free consultation with one of our drug driving solicitors
call 0161 850 2347

Drug Driving Medical Defence

Drug driving offences apply to both legal and illegal substances.Even the smallest amount of illegal drugs in your body whilst driving, such as cannabis, cocaine or methamphetamines,can result in a prosecution.

However, if you are facing prosecution for a prescribed drug from your doctor or dentist, we could help you build a medical defence for your drug driving charge. Targeted prescription drugs include:

  • Clonazepam
  • Flunitrazepam 
  • Lorazepam
  • Oxazepan 
  • Temazepam 
  • Methadone 
  • Morphine
  • Amphetamines

This group of controlled substances are legal through subscription, but often abused. So if you take them and follow the guidance of your doctor, it’s often the case you will be below the legal limit. However, you can be prosecuted for drug driving if any drug has impaired your ability to drive, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs. So if you’re facing a drug drivingoffence it’s important you speak to one of our specialist drug driving solicitors as soon as possible to get the best advice and help defend your case.

Defending Drug Driving

In order to convict a person of drug driving the prosecution must prove that you were unfit to drive as a result of taking illegal drugs or controlled substances. The prosecution, before bringing a case to court, must have evidence to show you were unfit to drive. So we’ll use our experience and technical knowledge of the law to ensure the evidence is reliable and your arrest waswithin the limits of the law. Whether you intend to plead guilty or whether you intend to fight the charges, our specialist drug driving solicitors will take you through the process step-by-step. We will help remove the stress ofbuilding your defence and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

For your free consultation with one of our drug driving solicitors
call 0161 850 2347