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  • Writer's pictureLeah Hester

Pensioner in court charged with new offence.

Updated: Aug 29, 2023


Man's hands driving a vehicle

A 71 year old pensioner is in court today charged with causing serious injury by careless driving.


This could be you, your Dad, or Grandad.


On 28 June 2022, the new criminal offence of “Causing Serious Injury by Careless Driving” came into effect under Section 2C of the Road Traffic Act 1988.



Do you understand how this new offence could affect you?


If you employ drivers in your business, do you understand how this legislation could affect your drivers and your business?


The new offence means that drivers face far more severe consequences for driving that does not meet the required standard than previously. If found guilty, a court must impose an obligatory disqualification, plus 3 – 11 penalty points or up to 2 years imprisonment.


If you are - or someone you know is - under investigation for careless driving or causing serious injury by careless driving, it is crucial that you obtain specialist legal advice to assist you in exploring a defence and navigating through the court procedure.


The time to obtain legal advice from a criminal law specialist is immediately. Do not wait for a summons or postal requisition to attend court to land on the doormat.


Our early engagement service includes pre-charge representation during which we will seek to negotiate with the prosecuting authority to persuade them not to prosecute or to negotiate a charge to a lower offence.


If you or a family member is under police investigation or due to appear at Court charged with a criminal offence, please contact us for an initial discussion.


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