This is arguably the most serious road traffic offence a person can face and obtaining expert legal advice at an early stage is crucial.
Causing death by dangerous driving can only be dealt with in the Crown Court and has a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment.
To be found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving the prosecution must prove that the standard of your driving fell far below that of a competent and careful driver AND it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way or driving a vehicle in its current state would be dangerous.
The prosecution also must show that your driving was a cause of death (even if it was NOT the sole or even substantial cause of death).
If you are involved in a road traffic collision that results in someone’s death you could find yourself being investigated for this offence or for causing death by driving without due care and attention or reasonable consideration.
Hewitts Solicitors have extensive experience in representing clients charged with causing death by dangerous driving. This includes private individuals as well as professional drivers such as HGV drivers.
We offer free expert legal advice and representation for any interview at the police station. This advice is available whether you are under arrest or attending the police station voluntarily.
If you have been charged with or reported for an offence Legal Aid may be available.
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