Alcohol Limits – Is “one for the road” at the end of the road?

Motorists are facing a ban on consuming any alcohol before taking the wheel under new plans drawn up by the Department for Transport.

The push is part of the “None for the Road” movement that hopes to eventually establish a no alcohol whatsoever rule for all motorists and end drink driving once and for all. 

The Local Government Association – which represents over 370 councils and fire and rescue authorities, has also called for the Government to drop the current “safe” limit from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.

Typically 80mg was reached after a person drinks a pint and half of beer. The reduction could mean the limit being reached after just one pint.

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Posted on: Tue, 25 July 2017

What’s the difference between dangerous and careless driving?

There is a very significant difference between dangerous and careless driving (also known as driving without due care and attention). However, legally, it all hangs on one word – “far”

Driving without due care and attention is described as driving below what would be expected from a competent and careful driver.

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Posted on: Fri, 14 July 2017

What is voyeurism?

Voyeurism is the act of spying on people engaged in intimate acts, such as undressing, sexual activity or other actions of a private nature. There is usually a sexual interest attached to the spying. In some cases of voyeurism, photos or videos are made of the person or people being spied on.

The main characteristics of voyeurism are that the viewing is illicit and the victim is unaware.

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Posted on: Fri, 30 June 2017

I have been accused of a child sex offence – What do I do?

Sexual offences against children are among some of the most notorious and serious crimes a person can be convicted of, and many convicted peodophiles are serving long prison sentences, some for the remainder of their lives.

But what do you do if you have been falsely accused of a child sex offence? Unfortunately, this distressing situation is something that some individuals and families are forced to go through.

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Posted on: Mon, 26 June 2017

I have been falsely accused of rape – What do I do?

Rape is a serious crime and, if found guilty, offenders can be looking at up to life in prison.

But what if you’ve been falsely accused of rape? Thousands of rape claims are made each year and, whilst many of these are completely true, some cases collapse due to insufficient evidence. Others are proved to be false claims, and this is where DPP Law can help.

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Posted on: Mon, 19 June 2017