Though not as serious as dangerous driving, a conviction for careless driving/driving without due care and attention can threaten your driving licence. This offence carries an endorsement of 3 - 9 penalty points or a period of disqualification, together with a fine. Call us on 0845 00 20736 for free intial advice 24 hours a day.
If convicted, the severity of the sentence depends on all the circumstances of the case. Some factors will cause an increase in sentence. These might include:
- The driver having consumed intoxicating substances such as alcohol
- Speeds far in excess of the legal limit
- Aggressive driving
- Facts which amount to other offences such as driving without insurance or without a licence
- Previous convictions for road traffic offences
Other facts may encourage a decrease the sentence. These could include:
- A clean criminal record
- A clean driving record
- Serious injury caused by the incident
Many allegations of careless driving/driving without due care and attention can be successfully defended. Our specialist motoring offence solicitors can assist by carefully examining the prosecution evidence to identify weaknesses and by putting forward a strong factual defence to establish that you did not drive in the manner alleged.
If you face investigation or prosecution for careless driving you should seek specialist advice immediately. Our solicitors have an excellent track record in defending clients accused of these offences.