Driving on a road under the influence of drugs is now a criminal offence. What most drivers are unaware of is that you can be arrested on suspicion of drug driving even if the drug is legal, this is due to the side effects of some drugs such as; slower reaction time, violent behaviour, sickness and an inability to concentrate.
There are a number of ways the police can test for drug driving, this can include a blood or urine sample, measuring the pupil, the Romberg test, the Walk and Turn test and the One Leg Stand test.
You can face severe consequences when faced with drug driving convictions. The penalties can include:
- A minimum of 12-month driving ban.
- A criminal record.
- A fine of up to £5000 and/or up to 6 months in prison.
How can TV Edwards Driving Offence solicitors help?
The law around drug driving is constantly evolving; TV Edwards’ solicitors have the experience to understand the consequence of the change in law to the public.
Our Driving Offence solicitors are here to help you and understand the seriousness of drug driving charges which can lead to time in prison. Our specialist solicitors will provide you with tailored advice to suit your circumstance.