A guide to the law surrounding drink, drugs and driving
This course, delivered by experienced practitioner and lecturer Colin Beaumont, will offer guidance on how to advise clients in respect of driving, attempting to drive orbeing in charge of a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
This is an expanding area of law as clients will pay privately for the advice that you provide however, as a result client expectations are very high, so it is absolutely crucial that you get your advice right and that the letters sent to the client make it clear from the outset what the position is.
During this course consideration will be given to the practice and procedural elements at court, as well as evidential issues. The course will also discuss the new offence of driving, attempting to drive or being in charge whilst having drugs in the body above the prescribed limits which came into force on the 2nd of March 2015.
In addition, the course will consider the various defences available in relation to the actual offence of driving, attempting to drive or being in charge and the defences available in relation to a failure to provide a sample in this area. The position of passengers and supervisors will also be dealt with.
This course will consider the following topics in detail:
On completion of this course you will:
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