Careless driving offences solicitors

Many allegations of careless driving or 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. Call us on 0203 816 9274 for free initial advice 24 hours a day if facing a charge of careless driving.

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.

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Conviction for careless driving

A conviction for careless driving or driving without due care and attention can threaten your driving licence. Careless driving carries an endorsement of 3 - 9 penalty points or a period of disqualification, together with a fine. 

If convicted of careless driving, 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
  • Age
  • Serious injury caused by the incident

If you would like to speak to a member of our motoring offences team in relation to a careless driving charge call us on 0203 816 9274 for some free initial advice.

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