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Thread: Son charged with drug driving (test result 2.1)

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    Loulou0108 is offline New Member
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    Default Son charged with drug driving (test result 2.1)

    My son is being taken to court for drug driving and his test results came back as 2.1. I'm after advice on how to proceed and what the possible consequences are if convicted. He has had his licence less than 2 years
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    I represent people accused of road traffic offences all over England and Wales

    Default Re: Son charged with drug driving (test result 2.1)

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    As you may be aware the new drug driving provisions came into effect last year and now mean that there is a specific limit for drug concentrations, similar to the drink driving limit. For cannabis the limit is 2.0 nanograms so your sons reading has come back just over the limit. This offence carries a minimum disqualification of 12 months, although as your son's reading is so low I would not expect the Court to go much higher than this.

    Even though your son has held his licence less than 2 years I would not expect him to be ordered to carry out a re-test after his disqualification ends. This only kicks in automatically where his licence is revoked for receiving 6 penalty points in the first 2 years of passing his test. In all other cases it is at the discretion of the Court as to whether they wish to order him to take a re-test, in similar drink driving cases they rarely exercise this option.