Have you been affected by the Randox scandal?
It has been well publicised that around 10,500 cases of drug and drink driving are being reviewed followed alleged data tampering at Randox Testing Services.
The company was responsible for conducting the forensic testing of samples for most police forces throughout the country until contracts were suspended after Randox reported the suspected breach by its staff last year.
The police investigation is ongoing but there are some people who were convicted of an offence, for example drug driving, where they should not have been.
We've put together some FAQ's to help people who may have been affected by this scandal.
How do I know if I am affected?
If you have received a letter from the CPS notifying you of the Randox scandal then this is an indication that you have been affected by the potential tampering of the forensic testing of a blood or urine sample you have provided. However, you may still be affected by this scandal and have been not-yet contacted by the CPS or they have been unable to find you, for example, if you have moved address.
Who should contact us?
Anyone that has been convicted of drink-driving after their blood or urine was tested (although not via a breath-reading), drug driving or other criminal offences involving forensic testing of any sort. We will conduct a review of the case and let you know if you can challenge the conviction or take the case further.
How we can help?
Slater and Gordon Lawyers are able to review these cases and if you are indeed affected by the Randox scandal then we can apply to the Court to have your conviction and disqualification removed from your licence and police criminal record.
What you should do?
Contact us on 0808 175 8000.
What will it cost me?
The cost of the review is £250 + VAT.
If you are affected, and we can have the conviction and disqualification removed, it may also be the case that we can assist further and represent you in a class action (civil claim for damages) against Randox. Although we must stress this is a separate matter and would take much longer to progress.