Causing death whilst driving unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured is a serious motoring offence, if dealt with by a Crown Court the maximum sentence is 2 years of imprisonment. If you have been accused of causing death whilst driving unlicensed speak to one of our motoring offence solicitors for free initial advice 24/7 on 0845 00 20736 or complete our online enquiry form.
To prove the offence the prosecution need only prove that you were driving on a road while unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured and that by virtue of your presence a fatality occurred.
Unlike the offences of causing death by careless or dangerous driving, there is no requirement to prove that you caused the accident or that your driving was of a poor standard.
For example you may, by virtue of an administrative error, not have a policy of insurance in place or not realise that your license is revoked. You could drive perfectly carefully. If a pedestrian ran out in front of you, causing an unavoidable accident, you would be guilty of causing death whilst driving unlicensed.
The level of the sentence imposed will be largely determined by the presence of aggravating features or additional mitigating features. It is therefore imperative that if you are charged with this offence, you seek specialist advice regarding mitigation from a motoring offence expert.
If you are being investigated for this offence, you should seek specialist legal advice as early as possible in order to protect your interests. We can assist you from the very outset of an investigation; accompany you to the police station for interview; and, represent you in Court.