M.A.J Law is quickly learning of a testing issues with SYNLAB - a key player in the forensic testing of drug driving blood samples. This follows the Random Testing Scandal which resulted in over 10,000 drug driving cases being dropped. Can we expect a similar scale disaster?
Medical Cannabis - What are the rules? M.A.J Law Ltd are a specialist team of driving defence solicitors. All our time is spent challenging police and prosecution cases on technical points of law and procedure. Our team have been fighting for clients for over 10 years.
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!
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…