Death by Dangerous Driving

Our specialist driving offences solicitors are equipped with the skills needed to act for motorists who have been charged, or are at risk of being charged, with causing death by dangerous driving.

Death by Dangerous Driving

We have extensive experience of successfully representing and advising motorists on appeals against conviction and sentences.

Many of the people who come to us have often been represented by general criminal lawyers rather than motoring offence specialists. They have frequently not been represented and advised properly by their previously instructed Solicitor in the convicting and/or sentencing court.

The law and how we can help you

We don't need to tell you what the implications are of a conviction for causing death by dangerous driving. It will undoubtedly change your life. If a charge, conviction, or sentence is unsound, you should take every step possible to challenge it.

You may have been accused of dangerous driving for several reasons, some of these are:

  • Driving too fast
  • Inappropriate overtaking and other aggressive driving such as 'cutting someone up'
  • Ignoring road signs and traffic lights
  • Driving a vehicle which is not road worthy
  • Driving whilst intoxicated

Allegations of causing death by dangerous driving only ever arise from already difficult and distressing circumstances. We are experienced in dealing with these issues sensitively and professionally, as your trusted adviser.

Penalty on conviction

Causing death by dangerous driving is a criminal offence and can only be dealt with by a judge and jury at the Crown court, which is very different to the Magistrates' court. This offence is punishable by a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison, and a minimum disqualification of 2 years. After the driving ban has expired, you will be required to take an extended driving test.

What we can do for you

If an allegation of causing death by dangerous driving has been made, this does not necessarily mean a conviction. As specialists in motoring offences, we can make sure that you get the best possible outcome.

If your case involves a fatality, contact us immediately, as early advice and police station representation can dramatically affect the outcome of your case.


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Contact our motoring offences helpline on Freephone 0808 129 3320 or use our no obligation online enquiry form and we will call you back.

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Julie Robertson - Motoring Offences and Criminal Defence Solicitor - Manchester

Julie Robertson
Partner, Head of Motoring & Criminal Defences

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