Are you sure the reading was 80 in blood and not breath,because the limit is 80in blood
he can escape a ban if he can show that if the drink had not been spiked he would have been below the limit, that he didn’t know or suspect that his drink was spiked, that the drink was spiked and (this is problematical) that he should not have realised that he was over the limit.
It is this latter point which is problematical for him because he realised that he felt ill.
He is going to need to ask for an adjournment on account of “special reasons”.
Unless he has experience of this, he would be wise to use a solicitor because if he tries to do it himself, he will just get disqualified.
Here is some reading from a firm who are looking for this kind of work.
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Thank you. The limit is 35 in breath in England and Wales and Northern Ireland and 22 in Scotland.
It’s not likely to be more than 12 months. What I think is going to be fatal to any drink spiking allegation is the fact that he new he did not feel well and was trying to get home.
If any defence of drink spiking doesn’t work, it will not matter what excuses he puts forward, it is a mandatory 12 month ban at least.
You are correct that he will have to be there for 9 AM and he will get called when he gets called. He needs to set aside the day.
Although solicitors do look for this kind of work, it’s more common for them to get paid and fail than for them to get paid and succeed. The people instruct solicitors like this generally have a lot of money to risk and will try anything to keep the licence.
Dress code, yes smart although I have seen many people remarkably less so in the magistrates court.
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