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Dangerous Driving is one of the most serious non-fatal Road Traffic Offences in Scotland. If convicted, you could result in disqualification from driving for a minimum of 12 months. More serious cases can attract a prison sentence of up to two years and loss of your vehicle.
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We can offer guidance and find the best course of action whether you plead guilty or not guilty.
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A conviction can have a significant impact on your life including family commitments, business and employment. We’re here to help.
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Our friendly team are on hand for a free initial appointment to talk through your case.
There are a variety of options in approaching your defence and your best chance of a successful outcome can only be met with the trusted advice of an expert road traffic lawyer.
Our highly experienced team are experts in assessing the circumstances of your particular case and where we deem appropriate, negotiating an appropriate plea with the Procurator Fiscal to reduce your charge of Dangerous Driving to the alternative charge of Careless Driving. This will not only prevent you having to go to trial but reduce the range of penalties available to the court in sentencing you.
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The difference between dangerous and Careless Driving is often a fine line. If you need your driving licence, it is critical that you are represented by a specialist Road Traffic Lawyer with an unrivalled knowledge of the law. When your liberty, your licence, your job, and your reputation are at stake, you cannot settle for second best, our experienced team are here to help.Talk to our team
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Frequently Asked Questions
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The offence of Dangerous Driving is covered under section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The test applied by the courts is whether the standard of driving falls far below what would be expected of a reasonable and competent driver and thereafter whether it would be obvious to such a driver that the manner of driving is dangerous.
Many factors will be taken into consideration by the courts when assessing the standard of driving. Some of the driving behaviours which the courts have regularly deemed to be dangerous are grossly excessive speed, racing, excessive braking, tailgating, undertaking and a lack of concentration.
However, any single driving behaviour on its own is not necessarily dangerous and the court must consider the driving behaviours in context, so circumstances such as the volume of vehicular or pedestrian traffic and the weather conditions are very important.
A Dangerous Driving conviction typically results in a minimum obligatory 12-month disqualification from holding or obtaining a driving licence. Furthermore, the extended test of competency to drive must be passed before regaining a driving licence.
More serious cases of Dangerous Driving can also attract a prison sentence of up to two years and forfeiture of your vehicle.
We spend every day in court proving that misconception to be entirely false. Police witnesses are trained in giving evidence, and regularly appear at court giving evidence. As such, you can expect that the standard of evidence given by police officers will be much higher than most civilian witnesses. Notably however, police receive no special status in court, and like civilian witnesses, they too can get it wrong. This is where the benefits of choosing a Specialist Road Traffic Lawyer come into play. Our solicitors are adept at cross-examining experienced Police witnesses and derailing the Crown’s case against you.
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I contacted scullion after being charged with some serious road traffic offences. At the first court date it turned out it was more serious than i thought! but thankfully Anna was on hand to keep me calm and make a fantastic plea deal. On the day of sentencing Urfan guided me through this and mitigated on my behalf to an outstanding level which resulted in me receiving the best possible outcome. Without their expertise, guidance and reassurance who knows what the outcome may have been. I can’t thank them enough for their service. I’m absolutely delighted with the outcome.
Micheal Stewart is the best defence lawyer I have had the privilege to meet. I was falsely accused of a driving offence which was an extremely worrying time. Micheal was confident from day one and put my mind at ease. Extremely friendly but exceptionally thorough from start to finish and the level of professionalism from start to finish was excellent. After this successful defence and a NOT GUILTY verdict I would recommend Micheal Stewart to any of my friends and family and to anyone else for that matter.
Having never needed solicitors previously Kristopher & all at Scullion Law kept me posted from my 1st phone call to the very end result. Guided me through each stage of the process & I felt that I could ask them any question & was made to feel at ease. Great advice & can honestly say they prepared my case very well & got me the best possible outcome. Would highly recommend!
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Sincerely grateful to Nicholas Scullion and Kris Buchanan for representing me in court. With 30 years+ driving experience pleading Not Guilty to a motoring offence and having to go through the trial diets, at court, in person, was a first for me. From the initial contact with Nicholas and Kris, I was confident both were giving their best to achieve the best outcome. Explaining the details of the unfamiliar court process and what should be done, and when, was explained with clarity. Both were professional and knew their stuff. They had clearly thought through the possible approaches, in advance of the court dates and when in court knew what to say, and when, The result was deserted simpliciter. No hesitation in recommending Scullion LAW…Worth every penny.
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