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Have you been convicted of drug driving?

If you have been convicted of a drug driving offence, some important news has broken this week that could have a significant impact on your conviction.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has completed its fuller review into the services provided by the leading UK forensic laboratory, Synlab. The review has raised serious concerns over the accuracy and reliability of the results of the tests conducted by the laboratory.

Whilst the original review resulted in some cases being overturned, the fuller review has decided that none of the positive 1,778 samples tested between April 2019 and December 2020 can be relied upon.

The findings of the review have serious implications for those who may have been convicted or pleaded guilty to drug driving as a result of the unreliable results produced by the laboratory. It is possible that a significant number of convictions may be overturned in the coming months, as the evidence used to secure those convictions may have been based on inaccurate results.

If you or a loved one has been affected by the NPCC review into Synlab laboratory services, it is important to seek legal advice. We can help those who may be able to overturn their conviction, or to find out if they are eligible to do so. If you receive any correspondence from the Crown Prosecution Service or police, please do contact us – we are here to help.

The legal team at Fosters Solicitors has extensive experience in dealing with cases where convictions may have been based on unreliable or inaccurate evidence. We have already successfully assisted clients to overturn a conviction resulting from flawed Synlab analysis and we have a proven track record of helping clients to challenge the evidence used against them and achieve successful outcomes.

At Fosters Solicitors we understand the stress and emotional turmoil that can come with being convicted of a crime. We work closely with clients to provide the support and guidance they need throughout the process of challenging their conviction.

Our team of experienced solicitors will assess your case and help you to understand your rights and the best course of action to take. Contact us on 01603 723717 or email the team directly.

This article was produced on the 1st February 2023 by our Crime & Business Defence team for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.