We're hiring Lawyers & Paralegals!
Learn more

Client acquitted of drink driving - Not Guilty

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
15 August, 2016
Alcohol & Drugs

Lead Lawyer

Case study summary

Our client was successful at trial after advancing a post-incident alcohol consumption defence. We obtained medical evidence and convinced the Magistrates that he was not drunk at the time of a collision. Not Guilty.

Case study

Our client was involved in a minor collision with another car just outside his house. He had come inside, where his wife and a family friend were waiting. He had already had a small amount to drink before the accident, but not enough to be over the limit.

In the house, suffering from minor shock, he drank two brandies to calm his nerves. The police arrived shortly afterwards, he was breathalysed, arrested, and later charged with drink driving.

He instructed us to represent him. Because he had not been over the limit at the time of driving, he had a defence to the charge. This defence is called post-driving consumption or also the hip flask defence.

It was not, however, simply a case of disclosing this defence to the police. This defence had to be supported in court by medical reports. We also called his family as witnesses that he had drunk the brandies after driving. One of our drink driving solicitors represented him in court, and he received the following verdict: not guilty, with a warning from the magistrates to take more care when driving.

Written by:

More cases we’ve defended

Client found Not Guilty - allegation of drunk in charge

Our client was charged with being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle. Our client was taken to the station, breathalysed, and consequently charged to appear in front of the Magistrates Court.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Professional client cleared of failing to provide a specimen for analysis

Our client was stopped by police and failed a roadside breath test. He had a back problem that required him to take powerful painkilling medication, and his back began to hurt after he was stopped.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Cambridge Analytica/Facebook Case - No Charges

We represented the COO of data company Cambridge Analytica. He was investigated for the alleged misuse of personal data obtained from Facebook in order to influence the 2016 US Presidential Elections. After pressure from our lawyers for over a year, the investigation was dropped.

Investigation discontinued with no further action

Send us a confidential message

We'll get back to you as soon as possible. We are happy to speak to you if you have a query, and either have a free consultation on the phone or in person if necessary.

Contact us

Contact information

Send us a confidential message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

0161 794 0088

Send us a message