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.
This last week at Carlisle’s Rickergate Magistrates’ Court, our client had entered not guilty pleas to two allegations – one of driving while under the influence of cannabis and another that he drove with 16 times the legal limit for cocaine in his system.
The importance of challenging forensic evidence in drug driving cases In 2015, a new offence was created making it unlawful to drive whilst over a specified drug limit. One of the most important pieces of evidence in any drug driving case is the Streamlined Forensic Toxicology Report, also known as…