New Roadside Drug Testing in Scotland

The police in Scotland can now carry out roadside drug tests, allowing them to detect whether a driver has cannabis or cocaine in their system. Drug drive limits have also been introduced. Roadside drug testing As of 21 October, 2019, Police Scotland have been equipped with mouth swabs called DrugWipes. Dubbed ‘drugalysers’, the swabs indicate […]

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Driving the Morning After the Night Before

Don’t be caught out by the ‘morning after syndrome’. If you know you need to drive, do not drink alcohol the night before. It can take longer for alcohol to leave your body than you realise. Otherwise, you could find yourself facing a drink driving charge. How long does it take for your body to […]

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Fully Comprehensive Insurance – What Are You Insured to Drive?

If you have fully comprehensive car insurance, then do you know what you’re actually allowed to drive? Many people think that, because they are fully comprehensively insured, they can drive any vehicle. Yet this is not necessarily true. It all depends on the terms and conditions of your policy. What does comprehensive insurance mean? It […]

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Speed Detection Device Not Needed for Dangerous Driving Charge

If you are charged with dangerous driving on the grounds of grossly excessive speed, the Procurator Fiscal does not have to determine your precise speed to secure a conviction. If you have been charged with dangerous driving, please contact us now on 01383 306589 or complete our Free Online Enquiry. Dangerous driving Scotland Dangerous driving is […]

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Can You Be Responsible for an Accident if You Weren’t Involved in a Collision?

The short answer is ‘yes’, even if you were not involved in a collision. Depending on the circumstances, you could be charged with careless or dangerous driving without there having been any kind of impact. If you have been charged with a motor traffic offence in Scotland, please contact us at Donnachie Law for professional […]

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Driving Too Slowly? You Could Be Charged with Careless Driving

Everyone knows that speeding is an offence. But did you know that driving too slowly could also land you in trouble with the law? In fact, you could be charged with careless driving. If you have been charged with careless driving and you need a motor offence solicitor, please contact us at Donnachie Law. Call […]

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New Drink Drive Limits In Scotland

By Paul DonnachieDecember 5, 2014 The Scottish Government’s changes to drink drive limits* became law in Scotland on 5th December 2014. The effect on driving in Scotland will change many people’s lifestyles forever. Amongst those at risk of losing their licences will be drivers from other parts of the UK, where the drink/drive limits are […]

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    I contacted Paul back in December after being charged with dangerous driving, this was my 2nd time of being charged with this and I wanted to be prepared. Paul was very professional from the start, calling back the following morning after I had left a callback request, from the 1st phone call I knew Paul was the man for the job, he was very helpful in any questions I had. After reviewing the evidence against me, paul advised me on the best way forward, after pleading guilty at my intermediate diet the judge mentioned potential prison time. I managed to leave the court still holding my lisence with only 6 points, I don't believe any other lawyer could have got me this outcome. Thanks again Paul.

    July 17, 2018

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