Drink/Drug Driving

Crighton Chambers - Drug driving

I always check to see if there is a technical defence but if one is not available then my job is to persuade the Court to disqualify for the shortest period possible and, hopefully, deal with the matter by way of a fine and not custody or a community service order.  With drink driving I can usually persuade the Court to offer a course so that the ban is reduced by 25%.  What I do not do is persuade clients to go to trial when there is virtually no prospect of success meaning that not only does the client lose the fee paid to me, but also incurs a bigger fine, as well as having to pay hundreds of pounds of Prosecution costs.  On top of that, the Court may well be inclined to impose a longer ban and disinclined to reduce that ban by offering the drink drive course.  Clients should beware of lawyers that take thousands of pounds from them with the promise of saving their driving licence because if their defence fails (which is often likely to be the case) they end up a lot worse off – that will not happen with me – I give honest/realistic advice but if I genuinely think there is a realistic prospect of defending the charge then I will do my level best to win the case.  Having had over 20 years’ experience as a Prosecutor, I am aware of what defences are likely to succeed.

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  • I would just like to thank Ann Crighton for her professionalism and knowledge I was in a very scary position haven’t received numerous speeding tickets and most definitely looking at a driving ban but on the day of my case with Ann’s knowledge and experience I got a satisfactory verdict at the court. I can not thank you enough for all the help you gave me. If anybody finds themselves in a difficult Driving position all I can say is get in contact with Ann Crighton. Once again ann thank you so very much.

    Kevin Forkin Avatar Kevin Forkin
    September 13, 2022
  • Ann Crighton is magical in court she should be called Ann Houdini took me off a case I couldn’t believe it as I didn’t have any chance to win its even been posted on YouTube but with the great Ann nothing is impossible!. Thank you Mrs Ann 🌹🙏🏻

    Mo Althamer Avatar Mo Althamer
    September 13, 2022
  • Ann is Brilliant. I had never been to court before. I was being falsely prosecuted. This was a very tense and nerve-racking period of my life, Ann made me feel very re-assured and positive. She convinced the prosecutor to withdraw the case and I am now an exonerated man.

    Leo L. Si Avatar Leo L. Si
    September 6, 2022
  • Ann is the best strives very hard from the outset - she works miracles ! Amazing advice and commitment.

    Sebastian Holm Avatar Sebastian Holm
    August 20, 2022
  • This was even better than the best possible outcome I was expecting as no ban, no points and no fine. I cannot recommend Crighton Chambers enough; Ann was fantastic and worth every single penny. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending her to anyone who needs her services. Excellent legal advice, excellent and professional customer service, outstanding legal representation

    Afnan Benmounah Avatar Afnan Benmounah
    August 20, 2022
  • Cannot recommended Ann Crighton enough. The way she handled each representation on my behalf was extremely professional. She is a very knowledgeable and honest barrister, not misleading like some other companies that show up on google.

    harkrishen narowalia Avatar harkrishen narowalia
    July 20, 2022
  • Amazing service, would highly recommend to all & very honest and reliable. Success rate very high⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Rumon Haque Avatar Rumon Haque
    July 20, 2022
  • I am failing to express how Greatful I am to Ann. For the first time I had been in a situation that required a Solicitor so I started googling and came across a few. I went in for the ratings but not only were the prices high, they also told me that I would have 1 year ban for sure. I felt unheard , and was very disturbed and devastated, took a toll on me big time. But God has its ways. I came across Ann! I gave it a go, the best decision ever. She is truly an Angel!! She is so professional. Humble very kind and empathetic… She kept me updated throughout from day 1 till the end of it. We finally got the right result we were waiting for. She won my case with no driving charge. She is so reassuring and makes you feel at ease during difficult times and guides you at every step along the way. I'm really blessed i must say to have Ann as my solicitor. If you want to be heard. And guided along the way than its definitely going to be Ann! Her fees are very reasonable compared to other solicitors. She is a precious Gem! And I can't thank her enough. She really gives her best in court and fights for you till the end. And the result are fruitful. The best one in town “Crighton Chambers"

    Macson Jude Avatar Macson Jude
    June 20, 2022
  • I would highly recommend Ann Crighton for all motoring law cases - she offered exceptional expertise, excellent communication and very competitive rates.

    Mohamed Madi Avatar Mohamed Madi
    June 20, 2022
  • I want to start by saying ‘ Thank you Ann Crighton’. I had a very difficult situation. I was given multiple tickets within the space of a days and I was very distressed. Ann came highly recommended from a close friend. She was very helpful in communicating the process and gave me advice each step of the way. At this time by the way, we had not even discussed the fees. She was approachable, communicated with me clearly and promptly responded to ALL my messages. She talked me through the process and I could tell that she knew her work in its entirety. She is excellent in her job, patient and thoughtful. She told me what to expect in court and prepared my expectations through the process. She presented my case in court, talking through all the intricate details and made my case. Thanks to Ann Crighton, I can still drive. Listen everyone, Ann Crighton is the best motoring law Barrister ever !

    Dr sarah Ovba Avatar Dr sarah Ovba
    June 20, 2022