At Caddick Davies Solicitors we specialise in the representation of motorists charged with drug-driving offences, including both successfully challenging offences and also minimising the penalty that is imposed.
Being charged with “drug-driving” needn’t mean an automatic conviction. The offence of driving with drugs in excess of the prescribed limit makes it an offence to drive with anything more a very small amount of illegal drugs in the body. Preliminary swab tests can be taken at the road side for certain substances, like cannabis and cocaine, if an officer suspects that you are under the influence of drugs, while following an arrest, a specimen of blood or urine can also be requested by the police.
The charge of Driving with Excess Drugs in the Blood is a relatively new offence having only been introduced into UK law March 2015 meaning procedures for obtaining and analysing samples of blood for drugs are in their relative infancy and are very often not followed correctly. This uncertainty means, with the right legal representation, a not guilty verdict is often a very real possibility.
We are more than aware that the new offence often means that law-abiding motorists are often unfairly criminalised and those who have used medication entirely legitimately and whose driving is exemplary will find themselves on the wrong end of a charge they probably weren’t even aware existed.
Using our specialist knowledge we’ve secured hundreds of acquittals for the offence of “drug-driving” in recent years, while also priding ourselves that we offer unparalleled levels of support to each and every one of our clients. So give Caddick Davies a call today and see how we can help you.
Contact us for a free initial consultation
All calls or enquiries to us are free and without obligation. When you call we will ask you to provide details about your drug driving case and will then speak to you to identify any further issues which may be of relevance, including the importance of your licence to you. Once we have done this, we will provisionally advise you about the issues and will propose a strategy as to how to approach your case in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
Ask about our fees – we believe that fees should be fair and transparent
We believe in fee transparency and will discuss our fees with you during your initial telephone call or in response to your enquiry.
Most commonly, our fees are provided on a fixed fee basis, meaning that we agree a fee for all the work required in your case or for your hearing, including its preparation and your representation at court. You can then move forward with the confidence that there will be no hidden or unexpected charges at the conclusion of your case.
In more complex cases we may also carry out work at an agreed hourly rate, with an estimate of fees being provided at the outset.
It is also good to know that if we are successful in defending your case you will be entitled to a Defendant Costs Order, which entitles you to recover the costs of your legal representation (amount awarded subject to assessment).