Drug Driving Solicitor in London

It’s illegal in England and Wales to drive with legal drugs in your body if it impairs your driving.


It’s an offence to drive if you have over the specified limits of certain drugs in your blood and you haven’t been prescribed them. If you’re convicted of drug driving you’ll get:


•    a minimum 1 year driving ban

•    an unlimited fine

•    up to 6 months in prison

•    a criminal record


Your driving licence will also show you’ve been convicted for drug driving. This will last for 11 years.

 

So it is important to enlist expert legal representation. At NGP we have successfully defended many clients charged with drug-related motoring offences, Contact NGP as early as possible for a free consultation so we can discuss your options. We are experts in the field and have many outstanding results to support it.

 

Contact NGP as early as possible for a free consultation so we can discuss your options.

 

The government website lists the following prescription drugs as those on which you should consult with your doctor regarding your ability to drive:

 

amphetamine, eg dexamphetamine or selegiline

clonazepam

diazepam

flunitrazepam

lorazepam

methadone

morphine or opiate and opioid-based drugs, eg codeine, tramadol or fentanyl

oxazepam

temazepam

 

And these illegal drugs have a low ‘accidental exposure’ threshold with a zero tolerance approach:

 

benzoylecgonine

cocaine

delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (cannabis)

ketamine

lysergic acid diethylamide

methylamphetamine

methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

6-monoacetylmorphine (heroin)

 

amphetamine (speed), which can be used illegally and medicinally, completes the list.

 

As with other driving offences, it may be possible to appeal your sentence should you consider it unfair. Again NGP are well placed to assist you with this process. Normally an appeal has to be lodged within 21 days of sentencing (although there are certain circumstances in which the court will allow appeals after this point). 

Contact NGP now to discuss your options.

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