This offence can be an alternative to causing death by dangerous driving.

To be found guilty of driving without due care and attention the prosecution must prove that the standard of your driving fell below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver.

To be found guilty of driving without reasonable consideration the prosecution must prove that those involved were inconvenienced by the driving.

In addition, the prosecution must prove that your driving was a cause of death (even if it was NOT the sole or even substantial cause of death).

This is an offence that can be dealt with either in the Magistrates' Court or the Crown Court and carries a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment.

Following a fatal road traffic accident, a driver could be investigated for this offence or for causing death by dangerous driving. Getting early expert advice is extremely important.

Hewitts Solicitors 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 this offence Legal Aid is likely to be available.

To find out more about how we can help you, please click here or contact us for free initial no obligation advice. We are available 24/7, Freephone 0800 304 7740.