An allegation of the offence of causing death by dangerous driving is very serious and should be handled by an experienced road traffic lawyer to ensure the best possible outcome. If found guilty, defendants can face up to fourteen years in prison. There is also a disqualification period imposed for a minimum of two years. After the disqualification period, an extended driving test will have to be successfully completed to restore your licence.
It is up to the Prosecution to prove that your driving fell far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver, and it would have been obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous. You are also driving dangerously if it can be proven it was obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving the vehicle in its current state would be dangerous.
At Janes Solicitors understand the enormous stress you may be going through if you are charged with Death by Dangerous Driving. Our lawyers always act sensitively and will guide you and advise you at every stage through what can be a difficult time for you and your family.
Our lawyers deal with all types serious Road Traffic Offence cases including:
- Death by dangerous driving
- Death by careless driving
- Serious injury by dangerous driving
- Serious injury by careless driving
Our Expertise & Experience
Janes Solicitors’ defence team take a proactive approach with each of our clients offering you maximum support and commitment to achieve the best possible outcome for you, and ensuring your interests are paramount. The key to our success is our proactive and individual approach to each client and a fearless commitment in each and every case we undertake.
Our lawyers offer a personal case tailored service to suit the differing specific of our clients. Our skilled and focused approach and our technical expertise on these demanding cases have helped to mark us out as leaders in our field. Janes Solicitors will guide and advise you every step of the way
Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving
In December 2012, the offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving was introduced. This offence can be heard in either the Crown Court or the Magistrates’ Court and carries a maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment.
There is a disqualification period of no less than two years for those found guilty. Speak to one of our team if you are facing such allegations. Janes Solicitors are experts in defence strategy – we are well versed in defending dangerous driving cases and will work tirelessly to fight your corner, and guide you every step of the way.
Defences for Dangerous Driving Charges
You may have a defence where it was necessary to drive dangerously (to escape the imminent threat of death or assault); sudden illness caused you to lose control of the vehicle; an undiscovered mechanical fault caused the vehicle to lose control; or if you were taking part in an authorised motorsport event. Our lawyers pride themselves on careful defence preparation and meticulous attention to detail and will fight your corner to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Please note, the above information does not constitute legal advice, and should be viewed as a general guide.
Contact our Expert Serious Road Traffic Defence Lawyers London
Janes Solicitors provides specialist advice and representation on serious road traffic matters. With extensive experience in the dealing in complex and serious road traffic cases we have a well-earned reputation as leaders in our field with proven success. We take a proactive and pragmatic approach to legal advice and work hard to build a solid case-tailored defence team of leading professionals to support you at every stage. We are highly committed to our clients and take pride in our fearless approach in each and every case.
If you need advice, are under investigation or if you are being prosecuted for a serious road traffic offence, telephone our offices today on 020 7930 5100. Alternatively you can contact us via our online contact form, and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.