Drug driving offences

Have you been arrested for or charged with a drug driving offence?

If you are facing a drug driving offence it is essential to have an experienced motoring law solicitor in your corner with a proven track record of drug driving cases.

We will be by your side from the moment you are arrested, to the conclusion of your case. We attend police stations to assist clients who have been arrested, and our solicitors are Higher Courts Advocates, meaning they can represent clients even in the most serious of cases in all courts.

How our Drug Driving Solicitors can help you

If you have been charged with the offence of driving under the influence of drugs, whether illegal or prescribed, it is essential to seek specialist legal guidance from an expert motoring law solicitor.

You can be prosecuted for driving while unfit to do so as a result of being on both illegal and some prescription drugs. It is also an offence to drive with certain levels of illegal drugs in your system, even if they have not been shown to affect your driving.

When interviewed by police or charged in relation to drug driving, having the right legal advice, support and representation at the earliest opportunity is essential. Our priority is to keep you on the road, helping you to avoid disqualification from driving or any more serious consequences wherever possible.

Speak to one of our expert motoring law solicitors now – call 01245 343971 or email drivingenq@gepp.co.uk.

Drug Driving related Expertise

  • Being in charge of a vehicle while above the legal limit or unfit through drugs
  • Driving or attempting to drive while above the legal limit or unfit through drugs
  • Refusing to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine for analysis
  • Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drugs
  • Disqualification on penalty points – totting up
  • Using ‘exceptional hardship’ to avoid disqualification from driving

Drug driving FAQs

What is drug driving in the UK?

Drug driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. This includes consuming illegal substances and some prescription medications.

What penalties are there for drug driving convictions?

Penalties can include driving bans, or even imprisonment, depending on how severe the offence is and whether the offence has been committed previously.

How can I tell if I'm unable to drive due to drugs?

It’s difficult to determine but common signs include impaired vision, drowsiness, slow reaction times, and altered perception.

What should I do if I'm stopped by the police for drug driving suspicion?

If you have been stopped on suspicion of drug driving, remain calm and cooperate with police instructions. You have the right to legal representation if you wish to choose so.

Can prescription medications result in drug driving charges?

Yes, some prescription medications can impact your driving ability and can result in drug driving charges when found over the legal limit. When in doubt, ask your doctor about the restrictions and risks when taking these medications.

How can a solicitor help you with drug driving charges?

A specialist solicitor, has the experience and expertise in Motoring Law, to provide you expert legal advice, represent you in court proceedings, and help you navigate through the legal process to ensure the best outcome for your case.

Is it possible for a defence against drug driving charges?

Yes, you can defend against drug driving charges, such as challenging the drug tests, disputing the policing procedures, or showing your medication was taken as prescribed.

How long can a drug driving conviction last on my record?

A drug driving conviction can vary. It will normally stay on your driving record for 11 years, which in turn, can cause implications for your insurance and driving privileges.

Can I drive while awaiting trial for a drug driving offence?

The answer to this varies on the circumstances of your case. Your solicitor can give you guidance on whether you may be eligible to continue driving or not.

How can I reduce the impact of a drug driving conviction?

To reduce the impact of a conviction, seek expert legal representation, creating the strongest possible defence and/or ensure the strongest possible mitigation is put forward to secure the best possible outcome for you at court.

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