Causing death by dangerous driving is an extremely serious offence which often results in a lengthy custodial sentence and can only be dealt with by the Crown Court. It is essential that you receive expert, high quality, legal representation and advice.

Take a look at our dangerous driving section to see what actions give rise to such an offence.


Defences for Death by Dangerous Driving

An allegation of causing death by dangerous driving will often rest upon the facts of the case and what the prosecution can prove in court. There are certain mitigating factors that can be taken into consideration for you to receive a lesser punishment.

What are the punishments?

The punishment for causing death by dangerous driving is between 3 and 11 penalty points, immediate disqualification for a minimum of 2 years and up to 14 years imprisonment. Anyone who is convicted of causing death by dangerous driving must retake their test before being able to drive again.


If you have been charged with causing death by dangerous driving it is essential that you contact CM’s motoring defence team as soon as possible. We will guide you through the legal process and any defences available to you.

Call our driving offence lawyers today on 0800 1 444 111 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our motoring solicitors will be in touch with you shortly.

Contact us today on 0800 1 444 111