death by dangerous driving solicitors
Being accused of causing death by dangerous driving is an extremely serious allegation which could have significant impact on your life. If you or someone you know has been accused, contact our Death by Dangerous Driving Solicitors today to ensure the best-possible defence.
Anyone accused of causing death by dangerous driving will naturally be extremely stressed and emotional. We understand how hard it can be and work alongside you to help make the situation as easy as possible. Our motoring law solicitors have worked to help people accused of causing death by dangerous driving for over 20 years, we know exactly what to do to help you.
Our team is available 24/7/365. To get in touch, call us on +44 (0)161 452 7675. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form to request a call back.
Defending an allegation of death by dangerous driving
As this is such a serious allegation, any case where the defendant pleads not guilty will be heard at the Crown Court before a jury. Any case will naturally be emotive and complex, meaning the defence process must be started as early as possible, ideally before the first police interview.
When accusing someone of causing death by dangerous driving, the prosecution will be required to demonstrate your standard of driving was obviously dangerous compared to what would be expected of a competent and careful driver and this led to the death of the victim.
Defending these allegations requires a strong, factual case designed to highlight you did not drive in a dangerous manner. This will often take advantage of witnesses, expert reports, accident reconstructions and any video footage available.
Having specialist Death by Dangerous Driving lawyers take the time to develop a strong case for your defence will provide you with the best-possible chance of achieving optimal results at trial.
Death by dangerous driving sentencing
Should you plead guilty, or be found guilty in court, of causing death by dangerous driving, the punishments are severe and potentially life-changing.
The minimum punishment a judge will issue in such a case will be a driving ban of at least two years, with a requirement to re-take your driving test once the ban has been spent. This alone has the potential to cause significant issues.
You could, however, be issued with a prison sentence of up to 14 years alongside an unlimited fine. Proper legal representation will help to minimise your punishment and the negative impact this case will have on your life.
How we can help
Our team are specialists in helping people who have been accused of causing death by dangerous driving and have been helping people in this situation for many years. This experience ensures we can provide you with a robust defence and gives you the confidence you need when facing such a serious accusation.
We understand accidents do not occur at ideal times and acting quickly is vital, which is why our dangerous driving team is available 24/7/365.
If you would like to discuss your case, call us today on +44 (0)161 452 7675. We’re always here to help.