Accused of Drug Driving? Get Free Initial Consultation and Advice
Penalties for drug driving range from a 12-month disqualification to a prison sentence. We understand the overwhelming nature of being accused of drug driving.
We are here to provide prompt assistance, aiming to help you avoid charges or minimise penalties in case of an unavoidable conviction. Our expert solicitors specialising in drug driving offences offer the following:
What are Drugs, Drug Driving Offences and The law ?
On the 2 March 2015, legislation came into force making it illegal to drive with certain levels of drugs in your system. Section 56 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 inserted s.5A into the Road Traffic Act 1988 making it an offence to drive with a blood concentration in excess of a specified limit for a specified controlled drug.
Following the introduction of the new laws, there have been practical problems for the police and CPS. Many police forces still do not have the required drug kits for roadside use and many police officers have never been trained to conduct the correct procedures. The outcome is the creation of a serious offence that isn’t being correctly enforced, investigated or prosecuted. This can be used to your advantage.
Even a basic understanding of the new law can help you avoid a conviction.
Drug Driving Penalties:
12 Month Minimum Disqualification
An Unlimited Fine
Up To 6 Month Prison Sentence
A Criminal Record
Drug Driving Limits
There are 17 controlled drugs which, if found to be over the limit, can lead to a charge of drug driving. Please see the list of illegal and legally prescribed drugs and their limits here
How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your System?
The time required for each type of drug to leave your system varies greatly depending upon several factors including the amount and specific type of exact drug consumed, how it is taken, the biological makeup of the user and consumption of other substances (such as alcohol) at the same time.
The government has intentionally not provided any guidance for drug detection times. Absorption rate will vary greatly from person to person due to your height, weight and metabolic rate.
Why choose us?
Being arrested for being drug driving is a frightening experience. However, you are not on your own. We will provide you with honest and affordable advice, representation, and legal services.
If you have been charged with drug/ in charge of a vehicle, contact the team for a free consultation on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our 7 day a week WhatsApp helpline 07869760533