Likely sentence or penalty
Triable either in the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court. The maximum when tried in the Crown Court is 5 years imprisonment. the maximum when tried in the Magistrates is 6 months imprisonment. The minimum mandatory disqualification is 12 months. There is a mandatory endorsement of 3-11 points and a discretionary re-test .If points are imposed resulting in a total of 12 or more you are liable to disqualification on ‘totting up’ unless exceptional hardship can be argued
Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving is an aggravated form of the offence of careless driving The maximum sentence on conviction is 5 years if the case was sent to the Crown Court but such a sentence would be reserved for the very worst kind of case where a person is convicted after trial. A conviction will not necessarily lead to a disqualification. It also carries a realistic prospect of receiving a prison sentence. There are a number of possible defences to this allegation. It is highly recommended that you seek advice from specialist motoring or criminal defence lawyers who will either be able to help you avoid a conviction or limit the damage by securing a reduced sentence.
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