Motoring Defence

Death by Dangerous Driving

Causing death by dangerous driving is an extremely serious offence. The definition of dangerous driving is that the standard of driving has fallen significantly below the standard expected of a reasonable and competent driver. Furthermore that it would be obvious that driving in such manner would be dangerous. Indeed causing the death of someone else whilst driving dangerously is punished with severe penalties. So before you speak with anyone speak with our Motoring Defence Solicitors first. There are a number of different examples of dangerous driving and these are:

  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Excessive speeding
  • Driving aggressively
  • Mounting the kerb

This list is by no means exhaustive and whether you were driving dangerously is subjective. Consequently it will be decided firstly by the police who charge you with the offence. Then the judge who hears your case in court.

What Does The Law Say?

The law for dangerous driving cases is open to scrutiny.  So the court must look at the individual circumstances of each case to decide objectively if the manner in which you were driving was dangerous or not. Albeit there is the lesser charge of careless driving and you may be convicted of a lesser charge of causing death by careless driving. Only if the judge explicitly feels that your actions warrant a dangerous driving charge.

What Are The Penalties?

The consequences for you if you are facing charges of death by dangerous driving are severe. First of all you will be arrested, charged and expected to appear in court. Nonetheless you can face:

  • Maximum fine of £5,000
  • 3 to 9 Penalty points endorsed on your driving licence
  • Mandatory minimum ban of 12 months
  • Community Service
  • Electronically Tagged Curfew
  • Imprisonment
  • New drivers with no penalty points on their driving licence will have their licence revoked. They will also need to pass their test again once their ban has been served
  • You may face an additional driving ban due to totting up of 12 points, which is a 6 month ban
  • A Criminal Record

What Can I Do?

If you have been accused of causing Death by Dangerous Driving, this is a very serious offence. We would advise you immediately get in touch for free advice on your specific cases. Subsequently then we build any defences which may be available to you.

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  • We can offer you our help, wherever you are in England and Wales.
  • We are the first choice for professionals who need help with keeping their driving licence. We act on behalf of many other solicitors – and also doctors, teachers and vets who are facing a motoring offence. This is in addition to taxi drivers, lorry drivers and others who drive for a living.
  • We have access to experts who may be able to mitigate your motoring offence, such as speed detection experts, alcohol back-calculation experts and medical experts, too.
  • Our experienced motoring offences team has a reputation for achieving excellent results. We will put all of our collective experience behind you.
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