At Rodney King & Partners solicitors we have a great deal of experience in defending all types of motoring offences including dangerous driving.
Dangerous driving is a very serious offence and you should always instruct a specialist motoring offences solicitor to represent you.
The punishment for a dangerous driving conviction can be penalty points (between 3 and 11) and a disqualification from driving of at least 12 months, followed by an extended re-test before the ban is lifted. In addition, you may be given a prison sentence of up to 2 years.
The legal definition for dangerous driving is:
Some examples of what may constitute dangerous driving are:
The courts will look at the circumstances of the incident and also take into account both aggravating and mitigating circumstances. It is critical to have proper legal representation for this type of offence.
This is a separate and more serious offence that you may face if you have been involved in an accident where someone has lost their life. In addition to the penalties for dangerous driving, this offence also carries a prison sentence of between 2 and 14 years.
You do not need a solicitor to represent you at Court, but would be well advised to consider obtaining one, and particularly if your case is complicated and/or you think you might want to plead not guilty. A Court will not be impressed by someone with little understanding of the law trying to defend themselves based on hearsay and incorrect advice.
A solicitor with specialist knowledge and experience of motoring law will offer you the best chance of achieving a favourable outcome in your case.
Contact us to speak to one of our solicitors and to find out how we can help you.