Dangerous Or Careless Driving
Careless driving can only be tried in the Magistrate’s Court. This is when a person drives a vehicle on a road or public place and where the standard of the driving falls below a competent and careful driver. The court will take into consideration the circumstances within the knowledge of the defendant and the circumstances he could be expected to be aware of.
If you have been summoned to court or been warned by the police that the matter will go to trial, contact us immediately so that we could advise you on the outset of the matter.
Dangerous driving can be tried in either the magistrate’s court or the crown court. Any person who drives a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on a road or other public place is guilty of an offence.
This can arise if a person is driving dangerously or driving a vehicle which is in a dangerous condition. This would be the case if the way the person drives falls far below of what would be expected of a competent and careful driver and it would be an obvious to competent driver that driving in that way would be dangerous.
If you have been charged with dangerous driving, Contact Us immediately so we can identify the seriousness of the offence and if any mitigation applies to your case.