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Dangerous Driving. Offence Code – DD40

If the police feel that the standard of your driving has fallen far below that of a competent and careful driver in all the circumstances and that it would have been obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would have been dangerous, you will be charged to court with Dangerous Driving. (Section 2 and section 2a Road Traffic Act 1988).

If the prosecution proves dangerous driving beyond reasonable doubt at court, or you plead guilty, you will be subject to a ban for at least 12 months and a mandatory extended retest before you can drive again. (Schedule 2 Road Traffic Offenders act 1988 and Section 36 RTOA 88).

You will also be sentenced to a fine, community service or in the most serious cases you will be sent into custody (prison).

Dangerous driving is an either way offence. This means that your case can be dealt with in the Magistrates Court or at the Crown Court in front of a Judge and Jury.

Initially the Magistrates get to decide whether or not they are willing to allow you to have a trial or be sentenced in their court. If they feel the dangerous driving allegation is too serious, or that their sentencing powers would be insufficient, should  you plead guilty or they convict you, then they will send you case to the Crown Court. The sentencing powers for a dangerous driving charge are obviously far greater in the Crown Court.

We defend many Dangerous Driving cases and we are also able to get a significant numbers of these allegation reduced to charges of driving without due care and attention at the police station stage and at court. If you have been accused of dangerous driving then please ask a free questions or call us on 01626 359 810 for an urgent free discussion about the best way forward.

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