Failure to comply is an offence in terms of sections 6 and 7 of the Road Traffic Act. Refusing to provide a specimen can mean a minimum of 12 months disqualification.

Failure to Provide a Specimen

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Failure to Provide a Specimen Legal Advice

If a police officer suspects that a person is driving or attempting to drive whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs they can require the suspect to provide a specimen for analysis. Failing to comply is an offence whether at the roadside or at the police station. Get in touch with our expert solicitors if you have been accused of failing to provide a specimen.

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What is the Penalty Charge?

Failing to provide a specimen is an offence in terms of sections 6 and 7 of the Road Traffic Act. If you refuse to provide a test or fail the test at the roadside, this will result in the requirement of providing a specimen at the police station. If you refuse to provide a breath specimen at the police station, this will attract a minimum of 12 months disqualification.

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Whether you have been charged of failing to provide a specimen at the roadside or the police station, you can count on our expert road traffic solicitors to ask the right questions, provide the answers and deliver the best solutions. 

We would look into the following ways to help:

  • Flaws in the Prosecution Case – We will look into if there are any grounds to contest the charge against you. 
  • ‘Reasonable Excuse’ Defence – We will investigate if there was a reason behind the failure or refusal of providing a specimen. 

Get In Touch With Our Solicitors

If you require legal assistance or advice if you have been accused of failing to provide a specimen, get in touch with our solicitors in Glasgow. We can take a look at your case to see if we can help you with your claim. Our road traffic solicitors can also help with Drunk in Charge claims, Driving Uninsured, and Totting Up.

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