Death by careless/dangerous driving


A serious team for a serious situation.

Causing a person’s death by careless or dangerous driving is a very serious offence. A conviction of death by careless driving carries a maximum term of 5 years, increasing to 14 years if alcohol or drugs are involved, plus a mandatory disqualification for a minimum of 1 year and a discretionary retest. For death by dangerous driving a conviction carries a possible term of imprisonment of up to 14 years, a mandatory disqualification for a minimum of 2 years and a compulsory extended retest.

Put simply, a driver is deemed to be ‘dangerous’ if his driving falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver.

Needless to say, this is a life-changing charge to be brought against someone, but we have solicitors available to represent clients facing such charges throughout the entire court process.