Motor offences for individuals
Dangerous driving and causing death by dangerous driving are obviously serious offences, which can often result in imprisonment and disqualification from driving. The maximum sentence for the latter offence is a custodial sentence of 14 years, with the requirement to retake your driving test to regain your licence.
However, there is a fine line between this and the lesser charge of causing death by careless driving, which carries a maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and a disqualification from driving.
Our dedicated specialists can negotiate with the prosecution for this lesser charge, where appropriate. In such cases, a well-handled guilty plea can result in a non-custodial sentence.
In either of these two offences, the prosecution must prove that your driving was below the standard expected from a competent driver and that the manner of your driving caused the victim’s death.
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