This is also about the standard, or quality of your driving and relates to more serious cases where the prosecution say that your standard of driving "fell far below that expected of a competent driver" and that you were driving in such a way that it would be "obvious to a competent driver that there was a serious risk of personal injury or serious damage to property".
It is absolutely critical that you obtain advice and representation if facing an allegation of dangerous driving. Most cases will proceed to the Crown Court and there is a very real risk of a prison sentence in most cases as well as a mandatory minimum 12 month ban. Even after the ban is up, you cannot legally drive again until you have done an extended re-test.
It is vital from the moment you are interviewed by the police to have an experienced lawyer with you. What you say in that interview could make the difference between the case going to court or not - and if it goes to court - it could make the difference as to whether you are convicted or not. That's why we have lawyers on hand 24 hours a day for police station cases.
We also have many years of experience dealing with associated offences such as Causing Death By Careless Driving, Causing Death By Dangerous Driving and indeed all charges relating to vehicle use and accidents.
Your motor insurance policy may provide 'Legal Expenses Insurance' which may well cover your legal fees. It is your choice who you instruct, not your insurance company, so do read the small print in your policy before being told by your insurer that you must have their own preferred lawyers. Those lawyers often get a guaranteed stream of work from an insurance company, no matter what results they get.
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