Have you been accused of driving under the influence of drugs?

If so you should certainly pick up the phone and call our legal team today.

Discuss with us exactly what charges you are facing and the circumstances and we can establish what action could be possible.

According to Section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, which falls under criminal law in the United Kingdom, it is a criminal offence for a person to drive or attempt to drive a vehicle on a public road or any other public space whilst they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is still considered to be an offence if the drugs that have been taken are legal drugs or prescription drugs. For example, if medication makes the user drowsy or slows their reaction times, then that medication may leave them unfit to be in control of a vehicle. Those who use prescription drugs are responsible for making sure that they do not drive a vehicle if their drugs make them unfit to do so.

The Road Traffic Act of 1988 defines a drug as any intoxicating substance other than alcohol. Anything that affects the way that a person controls their body (other than drinks or food) may therefore be considered as a drug by the Prosecution. In some cases, the definition of a drug may be challenged by the defence.

In order to secure a drug driving conviction, the Prosecution must be able to prove the following:

  • The person was unfit to drive a vehicle.
  • The reason that they were unfit to drive was because of drugs.
  • Their driving ability was impaired.

If you have been arrested for drug driving, it may be possible to build a case to avoid conviction. In order to do this, you will need the assistance of a skilled legal representative or legal team. Get in contact with our team so that we can take a look at your case and we may able to mount a successful defence.

We will consider all possible angles of defence to help you following a drug driving arrest. If it is not possible to avoid a conviction we could still seek to take steps to lessen the punishment that you are given. Our team will keep you updated so that you understand the possible outcomes of your case.

Call us on 020 3634 9755