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jacktheskipper
post Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 15:07
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A friend has been breathalysed and found over the limit at 44 micrograms per 100 millilitres on the breath tester and has pleaded not guilty in a recent hearing employing set of motoring solicitors called: national motoring lawyers on the internet to represent him.

They are expensive and I'm wondering if anyone knows whether they're any good or any better than any other ordinary solicitors. There are reams of positive testimonials, but of course anyone could get friends and colleagues to concoct those.

Can anyone tell whether they live up to their claims or should he employ a different tack.

Please let me know....
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post Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 15:18
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QUOTE (jacktheskipper @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 15:07) *
A friend has been breathalysed and found over the limit at 44 micrograms per 100 millilitres on the breath tester and has pleaded not guilty in a recent hearing employing set of motoring solicitors called: national motoring lawyers on the internet to represent him.

They are expensive and I'm wondering if anyone knows whether they're any good or any better than any other ordinary solicitors. There are reams of positive testimonials, but of course anyone could get friends and colleagues to concoct those.

Can anyone tell whether they live up to their claims or should he employ a different tack.

Please let me know....


Out of interest, why does he think he's not guilty? 44 is over the limit, and while the police offer a blood test at 35-45, I don't think this would render the offence invalid if not offered/taken up. It is probably best to get him to post on here himself with the full story - we tend to find information gets missed when passed on 2nd or 3rd hand!
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post Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 15:37
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Indeed, no point paying for solicitors if you have no defence.

Also please stick to the normal font that’s horrid to read!


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post Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 15:56
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Hello everyone...

He thinks he is not guilty because he had 3 drinks (two of which were shandy) over several hours and thinks that this would work out of your system to below the limit.
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post Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 16:06
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Well, apparently they didnt?
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post Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 16:37
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QUOTE (jacktheskipper @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 15:56) *
Hello everyone...

He thinks he is not guilty because he had 3 drinks (two of which were shandy) over several hours and thinks that this would work out of your system to below the limit.


What he thinks is no defence.


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post Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 16:46
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QUOTE (mdann52 @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 15:18) *
police offer a blood test at 35-45


Really? You might want to double check that?

In E&W that went a while ago, in 2015 and in any case it was if I correctly recall, between 40 and 50
35-39 was at the custody sgts discretion or force policy.

No statutory option now...

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QUOTE (jacktheskipper @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 16:56) *
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He thinks he is not guilty because he had 3 drinks (two of which were shandy) over several hours and thinks that this would work out of your system to below the limit.

That of course doesn’t make him not guilty, to be nit guilty he would have to prove some defect in the testing procedure that created an incorrect reading.

While it seems high for what he claims he drank, that’s not going to get him off.


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post Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 17:14
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QUOTE (baggins1234 @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 16:46) *
QUOTE (mdann52 @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 15:18) *
police offer a blood test at 35-45


Really? You might want to double check that?

In E&W that went a while ago, in 2015 and in any case it was if I correctly recall, between 40 and 50
35-39 was at the custody sgts discretion or force policy.

No statutory option now...


Fair enough, my bad - evidently my source was a few years out of date when I was checking!
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post Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 17:18
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QUOTE (mdann52 @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 17:14) *
QUOTE (baggins1234 @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 16:46) *
QUOTE (mdann52 @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 15:18) *
police offer a blood test at 35-45


Really? You might want to double check that?

In E&W that went a while ago, in 2015 and in any case it was if I correctly recall, between 40 and 50
35-39 was at the custody sgts discretion or force policy.

No statutory option now...


Fair enough, my bad - evidently my source was a few years out of date when I was checking!


No problem. I can safely say it’s was as I have stated since 1989!
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QUOTE (baggins1234 @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 16:46) *
QUOTE (mdann52 @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 15:18) *
police offer a blood test at 35-45
Really? You might want to double check that? In E&W that went a while ago, in 2015 and in any case it was if I correctly recall, between 40 and 50 35-39 was at the custody sgts discretion or force policy. No statutory option now...


Yes, it was 40 to 50 and is now gone. A Home Office circular advised that under 40 should not be charged to allow a margin of error.



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