- Business transport offences
- Careless driving
- Dangerous driving
- Drink driving/excess alcohol
- Drunk in charge
- Exceptional hardship
- Mobile phone use
- Notices of intended prosecution
- Penalty points/totting up
- Remove disqualification
- Special reasons
- Speed cameras and furnishing information
- Traffic light offences
Dangerous Driving Lawyers
A person is guilty of dangerous driving if the Prosecution prove that the driving fell far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver and it would be obvious to a competent careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous.
This might include driving at highly excessive speeds, failing to comply with road traffic signs in a high speed chase, and even pressing the accelerator unintentionally when the driver meant to press the brake (although the lack of intent would mitigate the offence).
Such occasions require very careful consideration of the evidence, including a visit to the scene of the incident. We can arrange for experts to prepare plans, photographs and videos in those cases where there is a dispute about what took place.
This professional approach can have a significant benefit in the presentation of your case and experts can be instructed with a view to giving evidence in support.
On conviction, a Court must endorse and disqualify for at least 12 months and must endorse with 3 to 11 points if, in exceptional circumstances, there is no disqualification. In serious cases, there is a risk of imprisonment if a death has been caused by the alleged dangerous driving.
If the matter is dealt with in the Magistrates Court, there will be at least 12 months disqualification and / or a maximum of 6 months imprisonment.
If the case is considered too serious to be dealt with at the Magistrates Court it will be committed for trial at the Crown Court, where the maximum sentence is 2 years imprisonment.
The Court must order an extended re-test before the driver is allowed to drive again.