What is the sentence for serious injury by dangerous driving?

What is the sentence for serious injury by dangerous driving?

5 years’ imprisonment
The offence of “Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving” currently carries a maximum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment (and mandatory disqualification), whereas the offence of Careless Driving carries a fine and penalty points (with disqualification being discretionary).

What happens when someone is charged with death by dangerous driving?

Sentencing. A person convicted of causing death by dangerous driving is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years. Disqualification for a minimum of two years is obligatory on conviction. Endorsement is obligatory on conviction.

Is death by dangerous driving manslaughter?

Unlawful act manslaughter should, therefore, only be charged instead of causing death by dangerous driving where there is evidence that the driver either intended to cause injury to the victim or was reckless as to whether injury would be caused.

What evidence is needed for death by dangerous driving?

The prosecution will need to show that the death arose due to dangerous driving. Therefore, any video footage showing the events is likely to be important evidence, as is witness testimonies of any bystanders who witnessed what took place. Witness statements of anyone involved in the accident will also be important.

Can you get life for death by dangerous driving?

If passed by MPs, laws will be amended to increase the maximum penalty for causing death by dangerous driving from 14 years to life in prison. This new offence would have a maximum penalty of two years in prison.

How does dangerous driving cause death or serious injury?

As a result causing the death or serious injury of another person. A man is under the influence of ice and loses control of his car while driving down the street, his car hits an oncoming vehicle and as a result, the driver of the other vehicle is partially paralysed.

What’s the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving?

A dangerous driving charge aggravated by intoxication is currently punishable by a jail term of up to 14 years. However, the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving may soon increase to life in prison. What are the penalties for causing serious injury by dangerous driving?

Is there legal cover for a dangerous driving prosecution?

We have extensive experience of defending prosecutions under sections 1 (causing death by dangerous driving) , 1A (causing serious injury by dangerous driving) and 2B (causing death by careless driving) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. There may also be funding under legal expenses insurance and we can assist with negotiating cover, if applicable.

Who are the death by dangerous driving solicitors?

The death by dangerous driving solicitors at DPP Law have represented a large number of serious driving offence cases over the years and always manage each case with diligence and expertise in order to help alleviate your sentence.

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