What happens in court for drink driving. Attending court for drink driving can be a worrying experience. The courts are designed to feel intimidating - and can be, particularly for those who have never been to court before.
There are a number of different defences that apply to a drink driving charge. Just because you are over the drink driving limit does not mean you are guilty of drink driving. This blog aims to explore the ways in which a drink driving conviction can be avoided.
What are the most commonly used defences in drink driving cases? Conor Johnstone is a solicitor who specialises in defending motoring offences, in particular, drink and drug driving allegations. He regularly attends court to represent clients and has first-hand knowledge of most courts across…
A person causes death by dangerous driving if; the standard of his driving falls far below a careful and competent driver, and; his driving 'causes' the death of another person. Examples of dangerous driving include racing, driving aggressively, driving whilst
Our senior solicitor Conor Johnstone attended court yesterday to represent a client charged with drug driving. During the hearing the prosecutor asked for the court to be cleared whilst she discussed the case with Mr Johnstone. This was an unusual request that momentarily left Mr Johnstone stumped!
In our latest video series, Marcus Johnstone discusses the likelihood of a custodial sentence in motoring cases.