The penalities for dangerous driving are severe and will result in you being disqualified from driving if you are convicted. Therefore, we highly recommend that you get the representation that you and your family need

Dangerous Driving Lawyers in Glasgow

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Dangerous Driving Lawyers

A person can be convicted of dangerous driving if:

 

  • The way they drive has fallen below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver. 
  • It would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous. 
  • They have driven a vehicle which is in dangerous condition. 
  • There is a danger of injury to any person and/or serious damage to property.

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Examples of Dangerous Driving

Dangerous driving is viewed more serious than careless driving. Some examples of dangerous driving include:

  • Endangering other drivers and pedestrians 
  • Driving quickly in appropriate circumstances 
  • Causing injury to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians
  • Overtaking in the face of oncoming traffic 
  • Excessive speed for the road or conditions

Sentencing for Dangerous Driving in Scotland

There are a number of options to the court when it comes to sentencing for dangerous driving in Scotland. If found guilty, you will be disqualified from driving and receive a fine, with the most severe penalty being up to two years in prison. 


However, the court can look favourably upon first time offenders and early guilty pleas when weighing up the length and severity of the sentence. 

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If you have been charged with a road traffic offence, you need to take advice right away. We have solicitors available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for advice.

Defences to Dangerous Driving

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When defending that the driving was dangerous, an explanation offered by the accused driver must show that their driving did not possess the quality of recklessness at the time.

Careless, not Dangerous

In numerous cases, a driver accepts that their driving fell below acceptable standards, however that it did not amount to dangerous driving. In these situations, it may be possible to persuade the Court to accept that the driving amounts to careless, rather than dangerous. 

Our specialist road traffic lawyers at Neil Kilcoyne & Co, understand the importance of protecting your licence and the impact a prosecution could have on you and your family. We are available to advise, and we will always do everything we can be to secure the best possible outcome for you. 

We also have experience in other road traffic areas, including speedingdrink-driving and death by dangerous driving. Get in touch with us today to discuss your case with an award-winning defence solicitor.