Specialist London Solicitors in Causing Death by Dangerous Driving cases
At MFI Law Limited we have the expertise in representing clients charged with driving related offences. Our London Solicitors are available to represent clients at London Police Stations, Magistrates' and Crown Courts throughout the country.
Causing Death by Dangerous Driving is governed by Section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 which states:
This situation arises when the person driving is a cause or factor in the death of another person and their driving was dangerous.
Under Section 2A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 the meaning of “dangerous” is when the standard of driving falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver and it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous.
A person can be classed as driving dangerously for a number of reasons including, but not limited to, driving at high speeds, aggressive driving, overtaking where it is illegal to do so, ignoring road signs, driving a vehicle which is not road worthy and driving under the influence of excess alcohol or under the influence of drugs.
This is a very serious driving offence and a conviction could result in a lengthy custodial sentence. It is important that you receive expert legal advice and representation at earliest opportunity.
Sentencing guidelines for causing death by dangerous driving
Maximum Sentence: 14 years imprisonment
In reported case of R v Bowyer (2010), a sentence of six-and-a-half years' imprisonment and a 5 year disqualification was appropriate for an offence of causing death by dangerous driving where two drivers had been racing each other, driving aggressively, competitively and dangerously over ‘A’ roads for a number of miles.