Dangerous Driving Offence Lawyer

Do you require a Dangerous Driving Offence Lawyer? Dangerous driving is more serious than careless driving, and is classed as driving which “falls far below what would be expected of competent and careful driving, and it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous.”

“Dangerous driving” – danger of injury to a person or of serious damage to property.

Dangerous Driving in Scotland: the Law

Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 2: Dangerous Driving

A person is to be regarded as driving dangerously if the way he drives falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver, and it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous.

A person is also to be regarded as driving dangerously if it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving the vehicle in its current state would be dangerous.

Penalty: Dangerous Driving carries more severe penalties than Careless Driving. The driver will be disqualified for a minimum period of 12 months, fined and forced to re-sit the extended driving test after the period of disqualification is up. If a driver is caught speeding at excessive speed then they can be prosecuted for dangerous driving. For example, people are charged with dangerous driving in Dumfries Sheriff Court for speeds in excess of a 100mph on the M74/A74.If a person is doing close to 60mph in a 30mph zone then that can also be classed as dangerous driving. In Aberdeen Sheriff Court a client was charged with dangerous driving for 60mph in a 30 zone he was convicted after trial but there were aggravating facts i.e. pedestrians on the pavements and a nearby school.

Dangerous Driving also carries the potential for a period of imprisonment depending upon the nature of the driving.

The Crown can now prosecute you for an aggravated offence of S1A of The Road Traffic Act 1988 which is dangerous driving which causes serious injury and as a result the penalty increases. ‘A person who causes serious injury to another person by driving a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on a road or other public place is guilty of an offence’.

How We Can Help

Hamilton Sheriff Court
A client was charged with a S1A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 as a result of being in a crash where his partner who was in the passenger seat broke her arm.We were able to show that the crash occurred due to water lying on the road which came off a nearby field. The client was found not guilty.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court
Client was charged with dangerous driving on a motorbike on the A82 Renton/Dumbarton dual carriageway due to a speed of 110 mph.
He was initially charged with dangerous driving.
We were able to persuade the Crown to limit the speed to 100 mph and to accept a Section 3 which is careless driving.
Client had 7 penalty points imposed on his licence and was fined £400.

Paisley Sheriff Court
Client was initially charged with dangerous driving in that he was doing 120 mph on the M8 at the White Cart viaduct.

The client eventually pled guilty to speeding at Junction 29 on the M8 which is a 70 mph zone.

The Crown accepted that he was doing 100 mph.

As a result of this he had 5 penalty points endorsed on his licence together with a fine.

Dumfries Sheriff Court
A client was charged with dangerous driving in that he was alleged to be doing 139mph on the M74.
This matter proceeded to trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court where we were able to show via mechanical evidence that the vehicle being driven by the accused could not reach the speed claimed by the Police.
After hearing expert testimony, both from the defence and the crown he convicted of careless driving.

Inverness Sheriff Court
A client was charged with dangerous driving as he was doing 108mph on the A82 along the side of Loch Ness.
We were able to show evidence to the crown that allowed them to accept a careless driving charge and the client was fine £1500 and given 6 penalty points.



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Need an expert Dangerous Driving Offence Lawyer?

With over 30 years of experience Euan can advise and represent you to obtain the best possible outcome. Depending upon the evidence in each individual case, he will assess with you the evidence and advise you whether you should be going to trial or tendering a plea of guilty.

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We wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to yourself and your staff in assisting and handling our recent road traffic cases. You were extremely proficient, professional and helpful in providing assistance in relation to the cases. We were impressed by your honest approach, realistic assessments and sound execution at the court hearing. We would most certainly be considering/recommending your firm for future matters.
Mr John Kiltie, Managing Director JMK Groundcare Ltd, Edinburgh Justice of the Peace Court

Great professional advice and help from Euan. As it happened I didn’t need to go to court, so the lobbying behind the scenes was obviously fantastic! I would have no hesitation in recommending Euan, his whole approach is honest, upfront and he clearly gets results.
Frank McDaniel

I would like to convey my thanks to Mr Euan Robertson and his staff for the invaluable help and assistance I recently received. I was extremely satisfied with Mr Robertson’s very competent and professional representation on my behalf and the subsequent outcome of the road traffic offence, and I would have no hesitation in recommending his legal services.
Mr A M Mackay

On my recent dealings with you I would not hesitate to recommend you. If I needed you in the future I would call on you again. Thanking you for help I have received from you over the last few months.
G. Kerr

I have been using Euan Robertson Solicitors for the last few years and have found their service and professionalism second to none and will be using their legal services on an ongoing basis.
Mr Tony Lindsay, Blindspot Ltd.Glasgow Sheriff Court

I was very satisfied with the competence and professionalism from the start to the finish, and I would be happy to recommend your services to anyone.
Mr Derek Bennett, Ayr Justice of the Peace Court

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Robertson for all the help and advice I received in Spring 2010.”
Mr Jim McAteer, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

Euan’s skill testifies to a certain dexterity in Scottish road traffic law. Thanks again for all you did.
Mr John Doherty, Eng Tech LCGI MCIPHE RP, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

I was very happy with the result and services which were professional, efficient and sympathetic. I would highly recommend your services.
Mr Martin Docherty, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

I would like to say thanks for Mr Robertson’s help. I am a professional driver and this was an excellent outcome for a very serious offence.
Glasgow Justice of the Peace matter

I was on 9 points with another 6 points to come on. Euan managed to get one case dropped and the other Exceptional Hardship. I have kept my licence and am still driving! I can’t recommend Euan enough – fantastic work.
N. Stewart, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

Euan, just a short note to thank you for your support on my recent driving offence case. Having unfortunately been through something similar last year, the level of support you gave me compared to the other organisation I used last year was significantly better. Your approach, understanding and communication was excellent and I never felt I was bothering you, even with the silliest of questions! Also, on the trial day, the way you made me feel at ease but kept very focused on the end result was excellent! I will certainly be recommending you to anyone who unfortunately needs similar support as I did. Thanks again!
Gavin Speirs, Glasgow Justice of the Peace Court

Euan conducts his business with the quiet confidence of a man who is on top of his game. He is clearly expert in all aspects of motoring law and enjoys the benefits accruing from significant experience and relevant personal contacts within the Scottish legal system. I would therefore not hesitate to recommend Euan to anyone requiring professional legal assistance.
P. Cheshire

Myself, my family and Shaun would like to thank Mr. Euan Robertson Solicitors for the fantastic help my son Shaun Convery received over the past twelve months in dealing with a very complex and very serious road traffic offence that my son found himself charged with. My family cannot thank Mr. Robertson enough for the way Shaun’s case was represented and the outcome of the case, due to the tireless work carried out by Mr. Robertson and his associates. Many thanks.
Mr John Convery, Director Paisley Autocare