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Arrested for drug drive

Lewisdale

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Hi I was arrested for drug drive after cocaine showed up on a roadside swab, after being arrested the officer let me return to my car to get my phone and money before taking me to the station, I had a small lump of cocaine on my center console of my car and quickly swallowed it as I was getting my belongings to avoid being further arrested for possession, now obviously this will give me a higher reading when my blood test comes back, could I use this as a suitable defense?

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It can be a valid defence to suggest that you would not have been over the limit save for what was consumed AFTER you had driven. However, the burden would be on you to establish that as an accurate position,. You would need to call evidence form an expert forensic toxicologist to prepare a calculation to support this. This is very difficult to do with cases like this where the drug used is not a regulated drug and where it is not possible to definitively state the strength of what was consumed
 

Lewisdale

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Ok and what about the fact that the doctor was having problems taking blood from my arm and it was agreed that he just took one sample, so now I do not have a sample to get analysed myself?
 
A police station doctor would only ever take one specimen of blood and that would then be divided into two with one given to you to have independently analysed. If you were not offered a specimen to have independently analysed, this can be a complete defence. Please contact one of our team to discuss further on 0333 009 3829
 
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