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DANGEROUS DRIVING

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are specialist Dangerous Driving Solicitors. Call our team of expert motoring solicitors for some free initial advice.

Dangerous driving is a serious motoring offence and the penalties for dangerous driving are very severe with a prison sentence being a real possibility. However, when you call our dangerous driving solicitors we can guide you through your options free of charge.

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors has an astounding track record of securing not guilty verdicts (acquittals) or alternative charges of careless driving convictions in the vast majority of the dangerous driving defences we prepare for our clients.

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OUR DANGEROUS DRIVING TESTIMONIALS

I was faced with a dangerous driving charge. I had no idea where to turn. I went to see a company recommended to me by a business contact. They advised me to plead guilty the sooner the better. I could not give up that easily and spent a lot of... Read More

I was faced with a dangerous driving charge. I had no idea where to turn. I went to see a company recommended to me by a business contact. They advised me to plead guilty the sooner the better.

I could not give up that easily and spent a lot of time asking and searching for a company that genuinely fought for the motorist. I came across Geoffrey miller on line and was a bit sceptical of internet advertising.

I researched as best I could and also seen Tara Boyle interview on television. That is when I thought they must be genuine.

I contacted them and straight away they put me at ease. I went to see one of their barristers.

It was a tough first meeting but I went away with hope. The case took nearly a year to go to trial and the jury could not reach a decision. This I believe was due to to the tremendous case put forward by my barrister and believe the prosecution were trying hard and not giving up. After the jury were discharged my barrister then fought hard on my behalf and the prosecution settled for a charge of careless driving.

I walked out of court with five penalty points and a fine instead of a minimum of a year driving ban and possibly a jail sentence as well as a criminal conviction.

Without doubt this was not possible only for the sheer determination of my barrister and Tara Boyle and the whole team at Geoffrey Miller.

When I think what I would have lost for my job as a freelance mechanic and MOT tester as well as HGV driver the cost involved was not over the top when you add up what you stand to loose.

If anyone finds themselves in my situation and reads this I am more than happy to have my details passed on by Geoffrey Miller Solicitors for a chat as to what they have achieved for me.

If you have any doubt pick up the phone and ask believe me they can and will help.

Tom
Dangerous Driving
Charge reduced, ban avoided
London

I instructed Geoffrey Miller Solicitors on behalf of my son a few days after he had been charged with two serious motoring offences. From the very beginning the service provided was of a high standard. All the people we dealt with were knowledgeable, attentive and very helpful. Email and telephone... Read More

I instructed Geoffrey Miller Solicitors on behalf of my son a few days after he had been charged with two serious motoring offences. From the very beginning the service provided was of a high standard. All the people we dealt with were knowledgeable, attentive and very helpful. Email and telephone enquiries were responded to very quickly and the overall standard of communications was excellent. I feel we got the best advice possible, we were prepared well for the court hearing and throughout were given an honest and realistic assessment of the potential and likely outcomes. I don’t think there was any more that could have done to secure a positive outcome. The result achieved met the objective I identified at the outset, which was the avoidance of imprisonment. I strongly suspect that had Geoffrey Miller Solicitors been involved in the case immediately after the arrest an even better outcome would have been achieved.

Mr H
Drink Driving, Dangerous Driving
Community Service and Prison Sentence Avoided
Yorkshire & Humberside

When I was charged with Dangerous Driving I felt as though the police had taken everything I had said the wrong way and interpreted what I told them as lies. They thought I was guilty. Proving me innocent was not going to be an easy task for anyone and I... Read More

When I was charged with Dangerous Driving I felt as though the police had taken everything I had said the wrong way and interpreted what I told them as lies. They thought I was guilty. Proving me innocent was not going to be an easy task for anyone and I knew I needed specialist help. My personal circumstances made the threat of losing my licence and even a prison sentence an unbearable thought.

I had used the duty solicitor provided for me at the police station when I was questioned. I hadn’t thought for one minute that the police would charge me with anything. The duty solicitor I used didn’t fill me with confidence. My world was collapsing.

I did some research on the internet about motoring offences and specialist law firms. The reviews for Geoffrey Miller Solicitors were excellent, I liked what I saw and decided to give them a call to see what they thought of my situation. It was about 9pm and I didn’t expect really to receive any advice that evening although in an ideal world that was what I wanted. To my surprise, I did get advice from a very helpful and knowledgeable solicitor. She gave me advice on the seriousness of the offence, the prospects of successfully being found not guilty and an idea of their fees. Life still looked pretty bleak. The offence was serious and my defense was weak. The fees to defend myself were high. However, through the clouds of my situation, Geoffrey Miller Solicitors were prepared to take my case and fight with me. Although they never gave me false hope, they did give me hope. On a cost / benefit analysis I made a business decision that to fight was the only option, regardless of cost as the cost implications of being found guilty were unthinkable.

I instructed Geoffrey Miller Solicitors the next morning and decided to go all out and work with the boss, Jeanette Miller. From initial contact with Jeanette, I felt reassured that I had made the right decision. Jeanette discussed strategy and potential lines of defense we could explore. There was light at the end of the very long tunnel.

Throughout the 3 years it took to finally resolve, Jeanette and the team held my hand, they saw me through the darkest days and gave me hope. They involved experts in several aspects of my defense and basically, everything that the Crown Prosecution threw my way, Jeanette threw something back bigger. It was a fight that Jeanette had really sunk her teeth into.

Jeanette instructed a barrister to act for me who was also an expert in motoring law and he really had the edge. I felt totally confident that the balance had tipped our way and I now stood a very good chance of being found not guilty.
Regardless of our fight, it did seem that the Crown Prosecution had it in for me and they wouldn’t back down, we eventually got to court for the trial. The trial was adjourned several times due to lack of court time and eventually, when we thought the trial was finally going to run, the Crown Prosecution broke and offered me a lesser charge of Careless Driving. We had asked for this several times along the way and it was something I was always prepared to accept. Dangerous Driving is life changing, Careless Driving is a mere blip on a driving licence in comparison. I accepted the charge of Careless Driving and even with that, Jeanette had all the ‘t’s crossed and ‘i’s dotted just in case and I received a very minimal fine and a handful of points. I kept my driving licence and I kept my life.

I am immensely grateful for all the hard work, compassion and expertise that this firm offered and I know that life now would be completely different had we not taken the plunge to instruct them.

Peter Foster
Dangerous Driving
Lesser charge of Careless Driving
East Yorkshire

I would like to confirm in writing my satisfaction regarding the service Geoffrey Miller provided me with regarding my recent driving offences. I was most impressed by your professional, calm and precise approach you gave me during a very worrying time for me and my family. Whilst it was always... Read More

I would like to confirm in writing my satisfaction regarding the service Geoffrey Miller provided me with regarding my recent driving offences. I was most impressed by your professional, calm and precise approach you gave me during a very worrying time for me and my family.

Whilst it was always going to difficult to get any acquittal on either charge, this was down to my failing in the early stages to protect my position, you never gave up and was always there to renew my confidence in me.

I also have to say I was very impressed with my trial advocate and her empathy with me, I found her also very professional, honest and down to earth with her approach to the case and the bench on the day, without a doubt her contribution was very positive on the day and secured the lesser offence of careless driving.

LB Company Director
Dangerous Driving
Secured the Lesser Offence
Birmingham

Just a short note expressing my thanks for the enormous effort you put into achieving a successful outcome yesterday. If I write a thousand words I would not express my gratitude for everything you have done for me.

D R Williams
Dangerous Driving
Successful Outcome
Shropshire

Dear Jeanette I am writing to express my gratitude for your services with my three motoring court cases. I have been acquitted of dangerous driving on two occasions and also had a speeding case against me thrown out. In all cases you dealt with, I cannot commend your professionalism, un-patronising... Read More

Dear Jeanette

I am writing to express my gratitude for your services with my three motoring court cases. I have been acquitted of dangerous driving on two occasions and also had a speeding case against me thrown out.

In all cases you dealt with, I cannot commend your professionalism, un-patronising manner and obviously the great success you and your colleagues achieved enough. You have undoubtedly saved my licence and my career. I spoke with general solicitors before first finding your team and I do not think a non-specialist solicitor would have expanded on the basic flaws in the prosecution’s case the way you did, resulting in two of the cases being thrown out and in one case my being convicted of careless driving instead of dangerous driving.

Please pass on my thanks to everyone on your team involved in defending me.

Damian Wilkinson
Dangerous Driving
Saved My Licence
South Yorkshire
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Dangerous Driving Penalty pdf-download

Dangerous Driving Penalty

Below are some more details of the options we can offer to you for your defence or if you intend to plead guilty, damage limitation. There’s a lot of information so if you would rather just pick up the phone and talk things through please call Freephone 0800 1389 123. You can discuss your options free of charge with an expert dangerous driving lawyer on the Geoffrey Miller team. Our phones are manned 24 hours a day by real lawyers (not in a call centre) all of whom are experts in the field of UK motoring law with specific emphasis on dangerous driving cases.

The Dangerous Driving Offence

For a charge of dangerous driving to succeed, the prosecution must prove to the satisfaction of the court that your driving fell far below the standard expected of a competent driver and it would be obvious to a competent driver that the manner of your driving would be dangerous. (S 2. Road Traffic Act 1988.)

The dangerous driving offence is known as an “either way” motoring offence because it can be heard in either the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court.

In the Magistrates’ Court, the sentencing powers are more limited with a maximum penalty of a 6 months prison term.

If the case is heard in the Crown Court the case would be heard by a jury but sentencing powers are greater so that the convicted defendant could face up to 2 years in prison.

Wherever your case is heard, and sometimes this choice is not in your hands, the wording of the offence makes it easily open to interpretation, The facts of every dangerous driving case we have been involved in and the way they are presented have made a crucial difference to the outcome of every one of our dangerous driving cases.

Examples of dangerous driving cases we have been involved in are:

  • Driving aggressively or racing;
  • Overtaking in an unsafe manner – particularly undertaking;
  • Knowingly driving an unsafe vehicle;
  • Being distracted whilst driving e.g. reading a map, smoking, eating, drinking, driving using a mobile phone or using an mp3 player;
  • Causing injury to others; and
  • Ignoring traffic signs or signals.

This list is not exhaustive and dangerous driving allegations are brought on the merits of the case as considered by the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The offence of causing death by dangerous driving is a separate offence carrying even more severe penalties. If your case unfortunately involves a fatality, please contact us as a matter of urgency as the offence of causing death by dangerous driving is the most serious of motor offences and requires more detailed advice.

Pleading Guilty to a Dangerous Driving Offence

The penalties for dangerous driving offences in the UK can be far reaching and to some people, life changing. Please take a look at our penalty pdf for more specific details of the penalty you could be facing for a dangerous driving conviction. The penalty will be based on a number of factors including how long the incident of dangerous driving lasted, whether there is evidence or excessive speed and whether the road you were on was busy and in a built up area.

The minimum penalty for dangerous driving is a 12 month ban with a compulsory extended retest but it is quite possible that you will face a prison term or a community penalty if you are convicted.

If you have already decided that you wish to plead guilty then Geoffrey Miller Solicitors offer a cost effective fixed fee “damage limitation” service for pleading guilty to dangerous driving cases. This is not your only option though so please keep reading or better still, get in touch with our solicitors right now by calling Freephone 0800 1389 123 to discuss your options free of charge with an expert dangerous driving lawyer at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. Our phones are manned 24 hours a day by real lawyers (not in a call centre) all of whom are experts in the field of motoring law.

Pleading Not Guilty to a Dangerous Driving Offence

Dangerous driving prosecutions invariably start with a police station interview  arranged some time after the incident giving rise to the court case. Geoffrey Miller Solicitors have had enormous success at ensuring the case doesn’t get past this initial stage. By involving our expert dangerous driving solicitors at the earliest opportunity it is quite possible that you could avoid prosecution altogether.

We won’t know exactly what work (and cost) is going to be involved in your case until you make contact with us so please call us now on Freephone 0800 1389 123. Our team of specialist dangerous driving lawyers will be glad to discuss your options free of charge. Our phones lines are manned 24 hours a day by real lawyers (not in a call centre) all of whom are experts in the field of UK motoring laws.

If you defend a dangerous driving prosecution you will be allowed to continue to drive and your driving licence would only be affected by a ban if you are convicted. Our statistics show that in the majority of dangerous driving cases in the firm’s 10 year history we have either achieved acquittals or alternative findings of careless driving, which is a far lesser offence that is interchangeable with dangerous driving.

Please take the time to look at our dangerous driving case studies and testimonials from clients who would not be driving today if it were not for our expert dangerous driving lawyers’ involvement in their case.

Special Tactics in Dangerous Driving Cases

As experts in the field of defending dangerous driving offences Geoffrey Miller Solicitors have picked up a number of special strategies and tactics in our time. The majority of solicitors specialising in motoring law will be unaware of how Geoffrey Miller Solicitors achieves its results and we are not about to publish the secrets of our success on our website! However, we are happy to share details of what we can do for you if you wish to get in touch for a “no strings” chat about defending your dangerous driving allegation.

Punishment for Dangerous Driving Offence

This depends on which court decides on your penalty.

If your dangerous driving case is heard in the Magistrates’ Court, you face up to £5,000 fine, up to 6 months imprisonment and a minimum period of a year of mandatory disqualification with a compulsory extended retest before you can drive again.

If your case is heard in the Crown Court, they have wider sentencing powers and can impose a prison sentence for up to a maximum of 2 years and again you face a minimum 12 months dangerous driving ban with a compulsory extended retest before you can drive again.

Please take a look at our dangerous driving penalty pdf for a more accurate idea of the penalty you face for dangerous driving.

Call us now on Freephone 0800 1389 123 to speak to one of our specialist drink driving solicitors.

Special Notes on Fees For Dangerous Driving Offences

Many of our clients have instructed us with the benefit of their legal expense insurance contributing towards their legal fees. Most legal expenses insurers will seek to appoint their panel solicitors to deal with your case to keep their costs down, but your policy will definitely enable you freedom of choice to appoint Geoffrey Miller Solicitors.

A dangerous driving prosecution is too serious for you to entrust your fate to non-experts who may be competent to deal with basic factual points in your case, but will certainly not match the expertise and knowledge of the dangerous driving solicitors within our team at Geoffrey Miller Solicitors. We expect you may have never had to discuss matters like these before with your insurers and so we are more than happy to liaise with your insurers about the possibility of their funding your representation. This is something we can discuss with you when you get in touch.
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Not Sure What to Do About Your Dangerous Driving Offence?

Most people who get in touch with our team of motor offence expert solicitors are uncertain of their options. They are unaware of any legal defences that may be available and find it difficult to believe that it might be possible to defend the drink driving offence charge they face by using loopholes that apply to the rich and famous! We do represent celebrities but we also represent many hardworking motorists like Brian and we want to help you make the right choice about what you do next.

We are always more than happy to chat things through with potential clients Free of Charge. Call us now on Freephone 0800 1389 123 to speak to one of our specialist dangerous driving solicitors. It is only once you decide to instruct us that payment will become necessary and we can often arrange installment plans to assist you. Many satisfied clients have thanked us for offering this free consultation service as it has prevented them from following inaccurate non-expert advice which could have led to them accepting a driving ban unnecessarily.

If you would like to spend more time browsing on the site before you get in touch, make sure you have a look at our specialist motor offence guidance features such as our drink driving penalty calculator which will help you to determine the penalty you may face if convicted and our money saving calculator which helps to outline some of the hidden costs of accepting a conviction.

We think we are simply the best in the business but if you are not satisfied in taking our word for it, our unique “ask our clients” testimonials scheme allows you to contact previous clients of the firm to seek a completely independent reference about us and what we might be able to do for you.

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