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Leading Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Drunk in charge, Failing to provide a specimen Solicitors

 

Whatever the motoring offence you have committed, we have a team of specialist solicitors on hand to help defend you against your charge / the charges you face.

It is vital that you get the right support before attending court to ensure you make the right decisions, as the consequences of a driving conviction can be completely life changing.

Defending a charge is a complex and complicated procedure.  It is also a complex and lengthy procedure to prosecute a case against you. You will be attending a criminal court and therefore it is imperative that the police have followed the correct procedure during your arrest.  We will vigorously scrutinise this process to look for any errors that may have occurred that could throw the reliability of the evidence into question.  A specialist team will be able to ascertain if procedure was followed.

We offer FREE initial advice on your circumstances with a direct member of our highly experienced team to give you clear advice on your options.

I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

Many thanks for the work you did in preparing my case. I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

Mrs H

Dance Instructor
Dec 19, 2014

I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

Many thanks for the work you did in preparing my case. I much appreciated your skill during the hearing.

Mrs H

Dance Instructor
Dec 19, 2014

“I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.”

Thank you and Millars Solicitors for taking hold of my case. I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.

Mr T

Electrician
Sep 19, 2016

“I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.”

Thank you and Millars Solicitors for taking hold of my case. I managed to keep my license and it wouldn’t of been possible without your help.

Mr T

Electrician
Sep 19, 2016

“The advice received was knowledgeable, frank and honest”

The advice received was knowledgeable, frank and honest. There were no false hopes as to the potential outcome. All the options and court room procedure were clearly explained. our family had never attended court before, so the prospect was daunting. It would have been infinitely more stressful for Jame…

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J.F

Student
Jul 19, 2017

“The advice received was knowledgeable, frank and honest”

The advice received was knowledgeable, frank and honest. There were no false hopes as to the potential outcome. All the options and court room procedure were clearly explained. our family had never attended court before, so the prospect was daunting. It would have been infinitely more stressful for James and us to attend Court and make representation on our own.

J.F

Student
Jul 19, 2017

“From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding”

The advice was professional, clearly delivered, prompt and in my best interests. From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding. carl represented me with the most comprehensive and professional approach. His knowledge of the law surrounding motoring offences is incredib…

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Mr T

Sales Representative
Feb 18, 2018

“From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding”

The advice was professional, clearly delivered, prompt and in my best interests. From my first panicked phone call, right through the hearing, it was outstanding. carl represented me with the most comprehensive and professional approach. His knowledge of the law surrounding motoring offences is incredible and if I had to go through this experience again he would most certainly be my first phone call. I can’t recommend Millars Solicitors enough.

Mr T

Sales Representative
Feb 18, 2018

“They put my case forward perfectly, which resulted in me getting the best result possible”

I was very satisfied with the advice received; everything was made very clear. Carl was excellent in sharing information. He put my mind at ease by telling me I could call him about my case, and was available up to 11pm. I was very satisfied with Millars Solicitors. They put my case forward perfectly, w…

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John M

Crane Operator
Feb 19, 2018

“They put my case forward perfectly, which resulted in me getting the best result possible”

I was very satisfied with the advice received; everything was made very clear. Carl was excellent in sharing information. He put my mind at ease by telling me I could call him about my case, and was available up to 11pm. I was very satisfied with Millars Solicitors. They put my case forward perfectly, which resulted in me getting the best result possible. Thank you to Carl for his efforts and support with my case.

John M

Crane Operator
Feb 19, 2018

“Very satisfied with the advice and guidance provided”

I was very satisfied with the advice and guidance provided. All the options available were discussed with me as well as consequences and practical considerations. Time was taken to talk through and explore these in some detail. I think the outcome was the best possible outcome I could have expected with…

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Mr S

Human Resources
Apr 19, 2018

“Very satisfied with the advice and guidance provided”

I was very satisfied with the advice and guidance provided. All the options available were discussed with me as well as consequences and practical considerations. Time was taken to talk through and explore these in some detail. I think the outcome was the best possible outcome I could have expected within the parameters of the offence. I would recommend Millars Solicitors to others in the future.

Mr S

Human Resources
Apr 19, 2018

“If you want a quality service then Millars Solicitors are the go to firm.”

Carl and team are fantastic to deal with. Handled my case with skill, professionalism and respect. I did not feel judged. On the day of the first plea hearing, Carl made me feel at ease by explaining clearly the court process. As soon as any new information was available I was informed straight away. If…

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NH

Sales Assistant
Jul 19, 2018

“If you want a quality service then Millars Solicitors are the go to firm.”

Carl and team are fantastic to deal with. Handled my case with skill, professionalism and respect. I did not feel judged. On the day of the first plea hearing, Carl made me feel at ease by explaining clearly the court process. As soon as any new information was available I was informed straight away. If you want a quality service then Millars Solicitors are the go to firm.

NH

Sales Assistant
Jul 19, 2018

“Fantastic result and professional through and through”

Fantastic result and professional through and through
Thanks Carl and his team

ANON

Jan 7, 2019

“Fantastic result and professional through and through”

Fantastic result and professional through and through
Thanks Carl and his team

ANON

Jan 7, 2019

“Pleased with the result as I was expecting the worst.”

Great stuff, thanks Carl & team.

Pleased with the result as I was expecting the worst.

Thanks to Joseph, he relayed my case very eloquently and put forward all pertinent and supporting points very effectively.

Mr SJ

Private
Jan 19, 2019

“Pleased with the result as I was expecting the worst.”

Great stuff, thanks Carl & team.

Pleased with the result as I was expecting the worst.

Thanks to Joseph, he relayed my case very eloquently and put forward all pertinent and supporting points very effectively.

Mr SJ

Private
Jan 19, 2019

“I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend”

Can not thank Carl and Paul enough, they were fantastic to deal with, I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend

Anon

Feb 9, 2019

“I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend”

Can not thank Carl and Paul enough, they were fantastic to deal with, I managed to keep my leicence, highly recommend

Anon

Feb 9, 2019

 

THE BEST POSSIBLE CHANCE OF SUCCESS

Don’t leave your licence or freedom to chance. We specialise in giving you the best possible chance of success, whether that be saving your licence or dramatically reducing your sentence. We fight for you.

Your driving licence is probably the most important document you have that you take for granted every day. That is until it is taken away from you through drink driving.

It is a complex and in-depth area of law and one that requires specialist advice.

In March 2015, the Government introduced two new ways to be prosecuted for drug driving offences. Driving whilst unfit through drink and drugs; Driving with excess (over the specified limit) drugs.

Not all drug driving cases will be regarding illegal drugs, a vast amount will include people on prescription drugs.

Not providing a specimen or it not being one that can be properly tested can result in a prosecution. The law has made it clear that it will not allow drink driving cases to be frustrated on the basis that someone has not given an evidential sample.

There may be a reasonable excuse for failing to provide a specimen for analysis meaning a charge will not always lead to a conviction.

Speeding offences are the most common form of road traffic offence, with over 40,000 people a year summoned to court.

If you have been caught speeding the minimum sentence you can expect is £100 fine and 3 penalty points on your licence, in more serious cases you can be disqualified altogether.

If you have accumulated 12 or more points on your licence over the period of 3 years, you risk being banned from driving for a period of 12 months or more.

This not only has an adverse effect on your life but can, once the ban is over, make it impossible to secure car insurance.

Being Drunk In charge of a motor vehicle.

In 1925, it became a driving offence to be in charge of a motor propelled vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol.

A motorist can unintentionally end up in this position for a number of reasons

Careless driving, also known as driving without due care and attention, means that the standard of driving is below the standard expected by a competent and careful driver.

Dangerous driving is any driving that is deemed to be far below the standard expected by a competent and careful driver.

It is possible after having had a ban to ask for your licence to be re-instated earlier to the court that disqualified you.

We help numerous clients prove that they should be allowed their driving licence reinstated and navigate the pitfalls of dealing with CPS who almost certainly will oppose any application.

Any driver, regardless of fault, involved in a road traffic accident that has caused injury or damage has a duty to stop and remain at the scene, and to provide information.

Even if you stop at the accident but still do not provide details when asked, can be deemed to be failing to stop.

Driving whilst disqualified (DVLA code BA10) is a serious offence. If stopped you won’t get a telling off and dropped back home by a friendly Bobby. You’ll be arrested, placed in a cell and receive a summons to appear in court.

We can advise you of the laws and penalties of driving without a licence and the action you need to take.

Failing to furnish information of the identity of a driver to police occurs, predominantly, when drivers receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) for a traffic offence they may be unaware they’ve committed.

This can range from being flashed by a speed camera, ignoring a red light or dangerous driving.

It has been illegal to use or touch your mobile phone while driving or riding a motorcycle since 2003 – even if you’re stopped at traffic lights, queuing in traffic or using a hands-free headset.

The same law applies for other electronic computerised equipment too.

Using number plate recognition cameras allows the police to know whether a car is insured or not. And if you’re stopped for driving without insurance, you must present them with an up-to-date insurance certificate within seven days.

Failure to do so can lead to a fine, points on your licence and disqualification from driving.

Causing death by driving is the most serious offence you’ll face as a driver. You’ll be arrested and have to appear at Crown Court.

If you’re facing prosecution and you’re not sure what to do, we can advise you on which of the four death by driving offence categories yours will be placed into, the sentencing you’ll face and the defences you can make.

If you’ve been found guilty of a motoring offence and received a driving ban, you may have the right to appeal.

If you were unhappy with your original representation, represented yourself or were unaware of the hearing taking place, we can advise you on how to appeal a guilty verdict and the steps you need to take.

Committing a road traffic offence often results in a fine, penalty points added to your licence and, in some cases, a disqualification from driving.

However, it’s possible to use something called “special reasons” in a driving offence case.

About Keep my Driving Licence

Keep my Driving Licence is part of Millars Solicitors who are a specialist firm of road traffic and drink driving solicitors who represent motorists all over the country.

Formed by Carl Millar, Millars Solicitors has adopted his dogged tenacity and exacting technical understanding of motoring law. Before starting Millars Solicitors, Carl has been employed as the Head of Department at some of the most high profile Motoring Law Firms in the country. He is a member of the Society of Motoring Lawyers and has an enviable nationwide reputation for the results he gets for his clients.

Through representing a wide range of people you will find Carl and his team very approachable and never judgemental. Their advice is straightforward and will leave no stone unturned in pursuing all available defences in presenting your case.

If you have been caught drink driving you can contact Carl today on 0800 999 5535 or you can send a confidential email by clicking here. If you need to speak to a drink driving solicitor out of office hours than please call the 24 hour emergency line on 07855 806119.

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Very professional service and was represented very well in court. Made the whole process of going to court much easier and I obtained a very fair sentence. Would highly recommend.

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Very professional service and was represented very well in court. Made the whole process of going to court much easier and I obtained a very fair sentence. Would highly recommend.

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Provided a great efficient service, advice and moved mountains to obtain the best outcome.

Carl/Millar Solicitors were amazing start to finish. Provided a great efficient service, advice and moved mountains to obtain the best outcome.

I would highly recommend to anyone dealing with a similar nature/matter to go through Carl and solicitors. A* from me. Money well spent.

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Jul 1, 2020

Provided a great efficient service, advice and moved mountains to obtain the best outcome.

Carl/Millar Solicitors were amazing start to finish. Provided a great efficient service, advice and moved mountains to obtain the best outcome.

I would highly recommend to anyone dealing with a similar nature/matter to go through Carl and solicitors. A* from me. Money well spent.

Thanks again.

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Jul 1, 2020

Calling Carl was frankly an excellent decision

Calling Carl was frankly an excellent decision. Carl is sympathetic, courteous and above all unfailingly professional. The mandate was to stay on the road, despite the ‘totting up’ procedure and Carl’s expertise ensured that I did. I cannot thank him enough and consequently cannot endo…

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RJT

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Jun 8, 2020

Calling Carl was frankly an excellent decision

Calling Carl was frankly an excellent decision. Carl is sympathetic, courteous and above all unfailingly professional. The mandate was to stay on the road, despite the ‘totting up’ procedure and Carl’s expertise ensured that I did. I cannot thank him enough and consequently cannot endorse him enough. Rest assured that Carl is very much on your side!!

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Mid Glamorgan
Apr 20, 2020

Very helpful and professional. Obtained the best outcome we could have hoped for. Thank you

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Anon

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Very helpful and professional. Obtained the best outcome we could have hoped for. Thank you

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Mar 17, 2020

Carl and his team were professional and non-judgemental and through their representation,

I contacted Carl when my son was presented with not one, but two driving offences. From the outset, the service he received was second to none; Carl and his team were professional and non-judgemental and through their representation, managed to get my son a very positive outcome. I would recommend them …

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SG

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Crewe
Mar 17, 2020

Carl and his team were professional and non-judgemental and through their representation,

I contacted Carl when my son was presented with not one, but two driving offences. From the outset, the service he received was second to none; Carl and his team were professional and non-judgemental and through their representation, managed to get my son a very positive outcome. I would recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.

SG

Company Director
Crewe
Mar 17, 2020

The service provided was very professional, communicative and compassionate. I would have no hesitation in recommending this Company.

The service provided was very professional, communicative and compassionate. I would have no hesitation in recommending this Company.

Anon

Feb 20, 2020

The service provided was very professional, communicative and compassionate. I would have no hesitation in recommending this Company.

The service provided was very professional, communicative and compassionate. I would have no hesitation in recommending this Company.

Anon

Feb 20, 2020