Dangerous & Careless Driving

Dangerous driving

Dangerous driving and causing death by dangerous driving are serious driving offences carrying a substantial risk of imprisonment and automatic disqualification. We provide immediate assistance in matters such as these including urgent attendance at the police station or court. Legal Aid will often be available for matters of this nature. We will advise you of your entitlement to Legal Aid as soon as you contact us.

‘Dangerous driving‘ means driving that falls far below the standard of a competent and careful driver and driving that would be obviously dangerous to a competent and careful driver.

Whether someone has driven dangerously will often depend on the facts of each individual case.

Proof of dangerous driving often rests upon the evidence of eyewitnesses and therefore, skilful cross-examination and preparation of your case can make the difference between being found guilty or walking free. Skilful cross-examination and preparation are our expert field of speciality!

Careless driving

Careless driving or ‘driving without due care and attention‘ applies to any driving which falls below the standard of a reasonable and prudent driver.

As with dangerous driving, whether someone has driven carelessly requires a judgment and will depend entirely on the particular circumstances of the case.

Punishment

Dangerous driving: A fine, 2 years imprisonment and mandatory disqualification for at least a year.

The Court must also order that anyone disqualified for dangerous driving take an extended re-test when they become eligible to drive again.

Careless driving: A fine of up to £2500 and discretionary disqualification and between 3 and 9 penalty points.

The Road Traffic law is changing almost on a daily basis it is therefore imperative to seek expert advice. Where you are under investigation for such offences you should not discuss any aspect of your matter with the police or at court until you have obtained expert advice. Since Legal Aid is no longer available for most Road Traffic Offences we have a highly competitive fee structure including fixed fees and hourly rates starting at just £99 plus VAT, making expert professional help available to even the tightest budget and in successful cases we will claim back all your costs from the Prosecution for you.

If you or someone you know has been arrested we can act immediately and can be contacted 24 hours a day in an emergency on 07966 259252

The team is led by Dr Cyrus Mansouri and Mr Shaffiq Amin

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020 8401 7352

Emergency Number 24/7: 07966 259252

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