If you have been charged with dangerous driving in Scotland you will undoubtedly feel anxious about what lies ahead. McGovern Reid Court Lawyers are here to help. Our road traffic law experts will provide you with the advice and representation you need to get a swift and successful outcome.
What is dangerous driving?
Dangerous driving includes:
- speeding excessively, particularly in a residential area or near a school;
- driving while texting or making a phone call; and
- driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What penalties am I likely to face?
The police and courts take a firm approach to dangerous driving offences. If convicted you can face up to two years in prison and an unlimited fine, as well as being disqualified from driving for a minimum period of one year. You will also be required to pass an extended version of the driving test.
If the case is very serious, for example where someone has died as a result, then the penalties are equally serious – including up to 14 years imprisonment and a minimum two year driving ban.
No two dangerous driving cases are the same and the outcome will depend on the specific circumstances. It is important you speak to specialists with experience in the broad range of dangerous driving offences who will be able to create a strong defence strategy for you.
Contact Dangerous Driving Lawyers in Wishaw, East Kilbride, Motherwell, Hamilton & Scotland
If you have been charged with dangerous driving, contact us as soon as possible – time may be crucial. Call us on 01698 442796 or complete our online enquiry form.