Dangerous Driving is where a person drives on a road or public place and the standard of driving falls so far below the standard expected of a motorist that a normal, reasonable person wold consider it to be dangerous.
There is often a large amount of evidence in cases of these sort, from eye-witness statements and CCTV footage. Equally, a lack of evidence in these cases may help to avoid a conviction.
Dangerous Driving may be tried in the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court, and depending on the circumstances may be punished by a fine or time in prison. Dangerous Driving is an offence which carries a mandatory disqualification from driving.
There are a number of defences to Dangerous Driving, including automatism, mechanical defect and duress, however these can be very difficult to raise and are only accepted in very clear circumstances.
If you are accused of Dangerous Driving, you should seek legal advice immediately.
It is vital that you receive the best advice possible and provide as much detail of the facts of your case as you can to ensure the right result for you.
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