Whilst we all hear of drink driving in the news, some may choose to take other substances on their night out. Like drink driving, drug driving could also attract a disqualification and a fine. In Essex, of those arrested between 1 December 2019 and 6am on 2 January 2020 police made 139 drug driving arrests, 118 drink driving arrests. Like alcohol, drugs can stay in your system longer than you expect.

  • Cannabis: 7-30 days in urine and up to 2 weeks in blood
  • Cocaine: 3-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood. The by product of cocaine can stay in your system for days.
  • MDMA (ecstasy): 3-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood
  • Amphetamines: 1-3 days in urine and around 12 hours in blood

Whilst drug drive limits vary, even if you have slept and feel ok the drug can remain in your system for a long time after you have taken it, and you could be arrested, charged and disqualified from driving for over a year, if you are over the limit. This could cost you your job and your income. You could even have an accident a injure or kill someone. Is that high worth that low?

We don’t want you to drink or take drugs and drive, we would rather you got a taxi or walked. Call Paul Robinson Solicitors if you have any questions regarding motoring offences, our specialist team will be happy to advise you on 01702 662963 (Essex)  020 35537115 (London). We are available 24 hours a day (out of hours number: 01702 662957)