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Drug Driving Solicitors

Our top ranked Legal 500 solicitors and specialist driving offence legal team can be appointed to advise and  represent you for Drug Driving offences.

Our specialist Motoring Offence Lawyers & Legal team have achieved excellent results at defending motorists that are being investigated or being charged with a Drug Driving offence. If you are being investigated or are potentially facing prosecution for a drug driving offence, call our specialist team on 0345 222 9955 or send us a message via our Contact Form for a Initial Telephone Assessment regarding your alleged offence.

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The Offence of Drug Driving

The offence of drug driving can be found within Section 5A Road Traffic Act 1988. The offence is described as “driving, attempting to drive or being in charge of a motor vehicle with a specified controlled drug in the blood or urine in excess of the specified limit for that drug.

In order to secure a conviction for drug driving, the prosecution must prove:

 

  1. Evidence of driving.
  2. Evidence of being over the specified limit for that particular drug

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Chambers Top Ranked Law Firm

Our law firm is ranked amongst the top tier of law firms in the United Kingdom with a Band A ranking in the category of Crime (this includes Driving Offences), the highest ranking that can achieved in the Chambers Guide.

Legal 500 Leading Firm

The Legal 500 guide describes Kang & Co Solicitors as being “well adept at tailoring its resources to an individual case and investing heavily for the client. Legal advice is honest and the team always takes into consideration the views of the client.”

What will happen if you are caught Drug Driving?

If you are suspected of drug driving, the police will usually pull you over and conduct a roadside test. To test for drugs, the police will conduct a roadside swab test which is usually from your saliva or sweat and this will test for cannabis and cocaine.

If you pass the roadside swab test (do not fail it) however,  the police suspect that there could be another substance other than cocaine or cannabis in your body, they can still arrest you and take you to the police station for further testing.

If you fail the roadside swab test, you will be arrested and taken to the police station for a blood sample which will be used as an evidential specimen.

If you fail to provide a specimen of blood, you may be prosecuted for a separate offence of failing to provide a specimen for analysis which can attract a custodial (prison) sentence along with a driving disqualification of at least 12 months.

Court sentencing powers for Drug Driving

If a defendant is convicted or pleads guilty to drug driving, the Court will impose a mandatory driving disqualification of a minimum of 12 months.

The Court may also impose a fine which can be of an unlimited amount.

Based upon the circumstances of the offence, the Court can impose a Community Order and in most serious circumstances, the Court can impose an immediate custodial (prison) sentence of up to 6 months.

If you plead guilty or are found guilty of drug driving, the charge will show on your criminal record along with your driving licence.

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Drug Driving Limits

Below are tables for legal and illegal drugs limits to have in your blood whilst driving in Englang and Wales.

‘Illegal’ drugs (‘accidental exposure’ – zero tolerance approach)
Benzoylecgonine
Cocaine
Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Cannabis)
Ketamine
Lysergic acid diethylamide
Methylamphetamine
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
6-Monoacetylmorphine (Heroin)
Threshold limit in microgrammes per litre of blood (µg/L)
50µg/L
10µg/L
2µg/L
20µg/L
1µg/L
10µg/L
10µg/L
5µg/L
‘Medicinal’ drugs (risk based approach)
Clonazepam
Diazepam
Flunitrazepam
Lorazepam
Methadone
Morphine
Oxazepam
Temazepam
Threshold limit in blood
50µg/L
550µg/L
300µg/L
100µg/L
500µg/L
80µg/L
300µg/L
1,000µg/L
Separate approach (to balance its risk)
Amphetamine
Threshold limit in blood
250µg/L

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Why Choose Kang & Co in London

No Obligation Initial Telephone Assessment

We offer our potential clients an initial no obligation assessment over the telephone no matter where in London your offence commited.

Specialist Lawyers

Our legal team of solicitors, paralegal's, legal advisor's and barristers are specialists in the area of Driving Offence law. 

Clear Legal Costs

At Kang & Co Solicitors we are clear with our legal costs, offering fixed fee services so that our clients know exactly what they are paying for and how much it will cost.

Comprehensive Phone Meetings

In some cases it may not be possible for clients to be able to make it to our offices. In this scenario we offer a comprehensive phone meeting, that will cover everything in just as much detail as a face to face meeting. Face to face meetings are also available at request.

First Class Service

We will give you our expert advice and first rate representation at trials and interviews. We will endeavour to leave no stone unturned so that you have the best possible chance at achieving the best result. Rated as a Top Tier law firm by the prestigious legal guides The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Aggravating features of Drug Driving

Aggravating features will make the sentence more severe. Examples of aggravating features for drug driving are:

  • Evidence of another drug or alcohol in the body
  • Evidence of unacceptable standard of driving
  • Driving for hire or reward e.g. taxi drivers
  • Driving with passengers
  • Previous convictions having regard to a) the nature of the offence to which the
  • conviction relates and its relevance to the current offence; and b) the time that has elapsed since the conviction
  • Location e.g. near school
  • High level of traffic or pedestrians in the vicinity
  • Poor road or weather conditions

 

Mitigating features of Drug Driving

If you plead guilty or are found guilty for drug driving, mitigating circumstances will be put forward by an experienced barrister in Court in hopes of achieving a more lenient sentence. Examples of mitigating circumstances are:

  • No previous convictions
  • Remorse
  • Good character
  • Very short distance travelled

 

Things our lawyers look out for in Drug Driving cases

  • The strength of the prosecution case
  • Assess whether there is sufficient evidence of driving at the relevant time
  • Discrepancies within the prosecution evidence
  • Discrepancies with the procedure at the police station
  • Assessing the possible sentence

AGREED FEE DRIVING OFFENCE LAWYERS

 Our Agreed Fees for Motoring Offence cases with a specialist Driving Offence Solicitor start from;

£1500 + VAT

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Birmingham Head Office

1 Victoria Square
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5 Chancery Lane
London
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An Excellent Service, Mr. Kang is a highly sought solicitor. Very knowledgeable about the subject to hand and extremely confident with the advice given to me at the time of a stressful situation.

I would recommend Kang and Co Solicitors above any other company I’ve spoken too.

Above all I got the outcome I desired based upon Mr. Kang expertise.​

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Very clearly explained the process, took his time over getting a very clear and accurate history of events and mitigation. Barrister on the day was well prepared, went over key mitigation and presented it well in court, an excellent advocate. Barrister clearly explained possible outcomes and most realistic outcome.

Excellent service from initial contact to finishing the court case. Would recommend to anyone.

Robert Morris

Kang & Co Solicitors is a truly specialist high-end law firm providing legal advice and representation for all matters involving Criminal Law, Driving Offences, Transport Law, Pace Interviews, Regulatory Law and Licensing Law.

Our head office is located at 1 Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre and we offer our services throughout England and Wales on a private fee-paying basis. We also have an office at 5 Chancery Lane in London and another office in central Milton Keynes. We are frequently instructed by individuals and businesses nationwide.

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Birmingham Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
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B1 1BD

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London Office

5 Chancery Lane
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London
WC2A 1LG

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Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BP

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Weekends/Bank Holidays
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