Drunk driving or driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs can lead to serious and wide-ranging consequences for you, your family and your business.
Meanwhile, driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs is often applied when drug use is suspected, but no technology for detecting drugs is available.
Following medical advice, the police can require a blood or urine sample to be provided, although evidence from a doctor can be sufficient evidence to bring about a conviction. This offence covers illegal drugs, but also prescription and over the counter medicines.
For drink driving offences, if you fail a roadside breath test, evidence of the alcohol level will need to be collected at the police station, via a breath, blood or urine specimen.
Failing to supply a sample, or if you were in charge of a stationary vehicle while over the limit can also both lead to offences being committed.
If you wish to plead not guilty, then specialist legal advice is vital, as we can assess the strength of the prosecution’s case, including whether the correct procedures you are entitled to to safeguard your legal rights have been followed correctly.
Moreover, we can also negotiate in cases where you plead guilty, or are found guilty, for more lenient sentencing.
To find out more about how we can help you, please contact us.