If you have been charged with dangerous driving, you will undoubtably feel anxious about what lies ahead. It is an offence which the courts take extremely seriously with a conviction resulting in a mandatory period of disqualification for a minimum of 12 months and, in serious cases, a custodial sentence.
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. This is where McGovern Reid can help you.
Dangerous Driving Expert Defence Lawyers Hamilton, Wishaw, Motherwell, Lanark, Airdrie
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 Road Traffic solicitors, who will be able to help mitigate the consequences of facing a dangerous driving charge. At McGovern Reid, our expert motoring solicitors take a professional and knowledgeable approach to protecting and representing the rights of clients accused of dangerous driving. We can attempt to negotiate the charge down if appropriate and thoroughly challenging the credibility and reliability of the prosecution evidence.
Dangerous Driving Lawyers Wishaw, Motherwell, Hamilton, Airdrie and Lanark
McGovern Reid specialise in representing people accused of dangerous driving. We are available 24/7 on our emergency number 01698 359 550 and we can meet with you either in Wishaw or Hamilton. Our two offices allow us to represent clients from both North and South Lanarkshire including in Wishaw, Motherwell, Hamilton, Lanark, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Uddingston, Bothwell and Carluke.