Excessive Speed, Dangerous Driving, Stunt Driving, Street Racing, Careless Driving, Serious Accidents
Dangerous driving charges includes driving a motor vehicle with “wanton and reckless disregard for the lives and safety of others”. Dangerous driving must occur in a public place where there is a likelihood of people being present. Although, there does not have to be anyone actually present for the offence of dangerous driving to be committed, charges may result if you drive your vehicle dangerously in a public place where there is a likelihood that other people are present. The police and prosecution must also prove that the driver “intended” to commit the dangerous driving. For a conviction of dangerous driving, the prosecution and the police have to prove that there was intent to commit the act, the act was dangerous and there was or could be the likelihood of the public being present.
A conviction for a dangerous driving offence can bring with it serious and lasting consequences: you may be prohibited from driving and have your license suspended for a full year or more, you may have a criminal record that follows you for life, you may serve time in jail and face fines, criminal probation, and dramatically increased insurance rates for years.
While there are options for defending against or reducing the impact of dangerous driving charges, the wide variety of circumstances under which this crime is charged requires an approach that is specific to your case. By calling Deslauriers Christian today, you can learn more about the options that may be available for you. We have years of experience defending drivers charged with dangerous driving, and we may be able to have your charges reduced to a traffic ticket or withdrawn completely. Whatever the circumstance, we will fight your dangerous driving charge to help you keep your drivers’ license and avoid a criminal record and possible time in jail.