Conor Johnstone

Conor is a specialist motoring defence solicitor. He is known for his extensive knowledge of drink & drug driving cases.

Conor has written 26 posts

Challenging Drug Driving Forensic Evidence – M.A.J. Law Solicitors

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…

Drink & Drug Driving Trials in the Magistrates’ Court – M.A.J. Law

Drink driving, drug driving and failing to provide a specimen are all known as ‘summary only offences’. This means that they can only be tried in the Magistrates’ Court. A Magistrates’ Court will consist of 3 lay Magistrates, or a District Judge sitting alone. There are no gowns, wigs or juries in…

Appeal a Randox Drug Driving Conviction

Almost 500 drug driving toxicology results are under review following claims that Randox Testing Services manipulated test results. Randox Testing Services said the manipulation was of quality control data supporting the test results, rather than the samples themselves. Two staff members have been…

Drink Driving this Christmas – Don’t fall short

How long until I can drive? – ‘Sleeping it off’ this Christmas The chart below is not intended to help you work out how much you can ‘get away’ with drinking before driving. It is intended simply to give you some understanding of alcohol elimination rates and timings of alcohol absorption. You may…

Major failings within the DVLA – challenge an unfair decision

A recent report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found ‘major failings’ in certain sectors of the DVLA.The biggest concerns relate to the Drivers Medical Group (which considers whether individuals who suffer with complex medical conditions such as Epilepsy, Strokes, neurological

Could you still be over the limit? Drink Driving Solicitor

How long until I can drive? – ‘Sleeping it off’ The chart below is not intended to help you work out how much you can ‘get away’ with drinking before driving. It is intended simply to give you some understanding of alcohol elimination rates and timings of alcohol absorption. You may be surprised by…