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Failure to Provide A Specimen

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Failure to provide a specimen of breath, blood, or urine for a breathalyser or drug test is a serious offence that, if you are convicted, could result in you receiving penalty points on your licence or going to prison. As one of the busiest and most successful Motoring Offence Solicitors in the UK, Hadi Law Solicitors have over 30 years’ experience defending failure to provide a specimen cases. Furthermore, as a team, we have a 95% success rate when advising and representing clients charged with motoring offences.

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“Hadi law is the best solicitors in the UK especially Mr John Burke he save my driving licence. Its was very hard situation but he sorted out. Thanks to all those people in Hadi Law who help me.”

We are committed to being honest with our clients regarding the likely outcome of their case. We understand that you may have had good reasons to refuse to provide a specimen and our Motoring Offences Solicitors will leave no stone unturned when it comes to building and presenting your defence. We always keep going until we achieve the best outcome possible for our clients and provide support and reassurance throughout the entire legal process.

Please call us for an initial consultation on 01772 447000 or request a callback.

What is the offence of failure to provide a specimen?

The Road Traffic Act 1988 stipulates that if the police reasonably suspect you of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they can require you to provide a specimen of breath, blood, or urine for testing. For example, you may be asked to perform a breathalyser test at the roadside or be asked to go to the nearest police station to give a blood or urine sample.

What are the legal penalties for failing to provide a specimen?

It is a criminal offence to refuse to provide a breath, blood, or urine sample without a reasonable excuse.

If you are found guilty of failing to provide a specimen, and are caught driving or attempting to drive, a judge could sentence you to a 12-month driving disqualification, and/or a fine of up to £5,000, and/or community service. Although this is the worst-case scenario, the Court does have the power to hand down a six-month prison sentence. This is unlikely to apply in the case of a first offence but if you have been convicted of drink or drug driving within the last ten years or there are other aggravating factors, you could be given a custodial sentence.

If you are found to be in charge of a vehicle and refuse to provide a specimen you could receive 10 points on your licence, a discretionary disqualification, a fine of £2,500, or a three-month prison sentence.

Given the grave consequences of being convicted or refusing to provide a breath, blood, or urine specimen, it is imperative to instruct an experienced Motoring Offences Solicitor who has a robust track record of success to defend you.

Why choose us?

Hadi Law Solicitors have helped thousands of clients across England and Wales who have been charged failure to provide a speciman. Everyone on our team is committed to providing honest and affordable advice, representation, and legal services.

There are several medical reasons for not providing a specimen that may lead to an acquittal, including suffering from a respiratory condition or asthma, a phobia of needles, urinary tract problems or prostate cancer, or certain mental health problems. You can trust that we will consider the circumstances of your case compassionately and focus on achieving the best outcome possible.

For further information speak to us on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our seven day a week WhatsApp helpline 07869760533.

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