If the court finds that you have driven a vehicle in a manner where the standard of your driving falls below that expected of a competent driver, you will be found guilty of this offence. You also face being found guilty if the court finds that you have not shown reasonable consideration for other vehicles and pedestrians on the road.
In respect of sentencing if you are convicted of careless driving, which is also known as driving without due care and attention, the court has a number of sentencing options at its disposal. It can for example, impose a fine of up to £5,000, endorse your licence with 3-9 points and could even impose a discretionary ban in more serious cases.
If being found guilty of this offence means that your licence will have been endorsed with 12 or more points, the court could, through the ‘totting up’ process give you a 6 month driving ban. For more about ‘totting up’ and how we could help you keep your licence, please click the link.
Going to court
If you are currently facing a prosecution for this offence, our expertise could help you. At Libra Solicitors, your case will be led by barrister or a solicitor-advocate, so you can be sure that your case will be thoroughly prepared and that the representation at court that we provide, will be of the highest quality.
For a confidential discussion about the issues that may be concerning you, call us on 01223 632420 and arrange an appointment.
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