Facing a charge of dangerous driving can have serious consequences. If not thoroughly defended against, a conviction can result in a mandatory disqualification from driving, a fine and, in serious cases, imprisonment.
Dangerous driving is a serious statutory offence found in section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. It is committed when someone is found to have driven in a way that obviously falls far below the standard expected of a competent and careful driver or where they are driving a vehicle that is obviously in a dangerous state. No accident needs to have occurred to attract a charge of dangerous driving, nor does there need to be an intention to drive dangerously - whether or not driving was dangerous is assessed both objectively and according to the knowledge of the driver, having regard to all the circumstances.
Those accused of dangerous driving need the advice of specialist and experienced driving offences solicitors, who will be able to help mitigate the consequences of facing a dangerous driving charge. At MJS, our expert motoring solicitors take a professional and knowledgeable approach to protecting and representing the rights of clients accused of dangerous driving. We will guide you through the entire legal process and find the best possible defence strategy using all the tools in our arsenal, including attempts to negotiate the charge down and thoroughly challenging the reliability of the procurator fiscal’s evidence.
Contact our Dangerous Driving Defence Lawyers Scotland
Our road traffic solicitors can assist by discussing your options with you confidentially, and are ready to fight your corner. We provide a fully comprehensive legal service from liaising with the police through to representing you in court. Call our criminal defence lawyers for a free, initial consultation in Dunfermline on 01383 730 466, in Kirkcaldy on 01592 640 680, in Alloa on 01259 725 922 or make an online enquiry.