Motoring Offences

Causing Death by Careless Driving

Causing Death by Careless Driving

Most of us use our cars on a daily basis and some of us spend hours on the roads each week increasing our chances of having an accident.

Typically accidents will be minor but sadly on occasion can cause a fatality or a serious injury.

There are several offences that could be investigated and charged. This table will give you some ideas of the seriousness.

Offences

Maximum Sentence
Minimum Driving Ban
Causing Death by Dangerous Driving
14 years
24 months
Causing Death by Driving While Uninsured, Unlicenced or Disqualified
5 years
12 months
Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving
5 years
24 months
Causing Death by Careless or Inconsiderate Driving
5 years
12 months

Representing you

If you are being investigated or prosecuted for causing death by careless driving or any of these offences, they are extremely serious and it is essential that you contact us immediately.

If you are being investigated for these offences, the police will probably want to interview you under caution, and representation at such interviews is free, so please ask for us at the Police Station.

If you are being prosecuted, you will be eligible for Legal Aid (subject to your means) for all of these offences as there is a serious risk of you sent to prison.

What can we do to help?

If you are being investigated or prosecuted for any of these offences we strongly advise that you contact us immediately.

We can represent you all the way through your case, from the first police interview until your trial. We have years of experience of dealing with serious road traffic offences, and would strongly advise that you get in touch as soon possible.

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    Sunil KhannaDirector & Solicitor
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