Being accused of dangerous driving is a serious offence and carries a minimum 12 driving ban with a possible retest, and/or a prison sentence.
Because of the seriousness of a dangerous driving accusation, it’s important for you to seek expert advice so you can offer the best possible defence against the allegations.
What is Dangerous Driving?
To be found guilty of dangerous driving, the prosecution are required to demonstrate that the standard of your driving fell below that expects from a careful & considerate driver, risking or causing injury to persons or damage to property.
(Careless driving is where your driving standard fell below that expected, but without the need to prove risk of injury or damage).
Having professional representation when you are interviewed can often result in the case against you being dropped before going to court, which is by far the preferred option. Talk to Patterson Law for a free initial consultation and you will soon know your likelihood of success in court.
With a maximum prison sentence of 2 years, but if you cause death this rises to a maximum of 14 years.
Lesser cases with a maximum prison sentence of up to 6 months are dealt with in Magistrates courts, who have the authority to refer your case to Crown Court if they feel that 6 months is not adequate for your offence circumstances.