Driving without due care and attention can result in penalties of up to 11 points on your licence, significantly higher insurance costs, and on-the-spot fines. That lapse in concentration or moment of bad judgment can have serious consequences.
So it’s important to make sure you’re represented as soon as possible. Our solicitors will offer you friendly and impartial advice on whether you have a case to defend. We’ll help prevent losing your licence or possibly serving a prison sentence as a result of driving without due care and attention.
Our solicitors can offer advice and defend you for the following charges:
Careless driving is open to interpretation. So we can discuss your options with you to decide how to plead based on your individual circumstances.
Unlike other driving offences, it’s up to the individual police officer giving the penalty to decide whether your driving fell below the standard of a competent driver. This means with the right evidence, it’s possible to show that the police officer issuing the charge judged the standard of your driving wrongly.
As part of your defence against driving without due care and attention, we will use our experience to help decide whether another driver would have reacted in the same way. If there were a specific reason for your driving, it may also help to provide a strong defence.
If found guilty of causing death by careless driving you face a minimum 12 month ban, and up to 5 years in prison. So it’s vital that you use the expertise of a motoring solicitor.
Our aim is to work side-by-side with you to fight for the best possible outcome. In some cases we can avoid any charges. In other cases we will aim to build a defence to reduce the conviction and its long-term effect on your life.