Driving under the influence of drugs
There are strict drug driving laws regarding the use of over-the-counter, prescribed and illegal drugs. It is illegal to drive with any drug in your system if it damages your ability to drive safely, just as it is illegal to drive while over the specified limits of certain illegal drugs (these limits are low, but exist to allow for the possibility of small quantities accidentally entering your bloodstream, such as by passive smoking).
New powers allow the police to test drivers for cannabis and cocaine at the roadside, while other illegal substances, such as ecstasy, LSD and heroin, can be laboratory tested. Also, the police may conduct a roadside field impairment test, which includes checking for pupil dilation and asking drivers perform certain tasks, such as walking in a straight line or standing on one leg. As an example of the police’s push to catch drivers, Cheshire drug driving arrests rose by 800% between 2015 and 2016.
If you are in Manchester, Cheshire, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Leeds, Bradford or Huddersfield and are fearful of a drug driving conviction, our driving offence solicitors have a 95% success rate in overturning or reducing driving bans.
If you don’t seek professional assistance, the consequences can be severe. Without any expert legal help, a drug driving conviction will normally bring a 1-year ban, an unlimited fine and a sentence of up to 6 months.
DFR Solicitors offer professional, experienced legal guidance throughout West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Manchester and Cheshire.
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