What is Dangerous Driving?
Dangerous Driving is where the standard of driving falls so far below the standard expected of a motorist, that a normal person would consider it to be dangerous. A less serious offence may be driving without due care and attention.
The definition of dangerous driving includes the old offence of reckless driving.
If a death arises as a consequence of the driving, the Crown Prosecution Service may proceed with more serious charges of causing death by dangerous driving or causing death by driving without due care and attention.
Death by Dangerous Driving – Sentencing Guidelines
The Crown Prosecution Service may seek to prove a dangerous driving charge by relying on evidence of police officers or other witnesses’ present – most especially using expert evidence to reconstruct the dangerous driving.
In cases where the Police are investigating causing death by dangerous driving, the evidence can be complicated and lengthy.
Lawtons have represented many clients charged with causing death by dangerous driving or by driving without due care & attention. These are very difficult and often emotional types of offences and whether you face a dangerous driving charge or the more serious death by dangerous driving, the need for a specialist traffic court lawyer is essential.
The Crown Court will consider a range of options for a “death by dangerous driving” sentence. They can be severe and will depend upon the circumstances and how your solicitor presents your case. It is the same for dangerous driving penalties.
Why is Legal Representation Important when accused of dangerous driving?
All sentencing options for dangerous driving, including prison, will be considered by the Court and they also consider other orders including driving disqualification or the forfeiture of vehicles. Therefore, expert traffic offence lawyers are needed to ensure that the best outcome can be secured.
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