At the Richard Allman Law Office, Richard has decades of experience defending against reckless driving offences in Brampton, Orangeville and the surrounding communities. These include charges of careless, dangerous, and stunt driving on public roads and highways. We have years of legal experience with defending drivers charged with dangerous driving. When we investigate the details of a dangerous driving charge, we observe that the officers usually presume that the driver involved in an accident was driving dangerously. Later investigation reveals that the driver did not plan on driving dangerously but made a driving error, instead. At Richard Allman Law, our dangerous driving lawyer in Orangeville will defend your rights in court and do everything legally possible to avoid a ruling that could seriously impact your life.
What Is Dangerous Driving?
Dangerous driving is a crime as per the Criminal Code of Canada. Section 249 (1a) of the Criminal Code defines the basic offence of dangerous driving as operating “a motor vehicle in a manner that is dangerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances, including the nature, condition and use of the place at which the motor vehicle is being operated and the amount of traffic that at the time is or might reasonably be expected to be at that place”. Consequences include jail time, loss of your driver's licence and demerit points being subtracted from your driving record. There are many additional offences related to dangerous driving, such as stunt driving and street racing, each of which carries additional penalties.
What Determines Dangerous Driving?
Determining whether one has committed a dangerous driving offence is done by studying how the motor vehicle was operated instead of the after-effects of the driving. In cases involving a death or a collision, a court cannot conclude from just the consequences that the vehicle was operated in a dangerous manner. The nature of the driving should be established irrespective of the consequences.
Dangerous Driving Penalty
A dangerous driving charge usually involves the following penalties:
If you want to escape dangerous driving charges, call Richard Allman Law and get reliable legal advice about legal representation and fighting this charge by one of the most trusted dangerous driving lawyers in Orangeville.
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At Richard Allman Law, we use all the defences known to law to help our clients avoid significant jail time for what may be nothing more than a genuine traffic accident. We understand why the law takes this offence so seriously, but we want you to know that we take protecting each of our clients’ rights just as seriously. Don’t take the chance that you could lose your licence or your freedom; contact the Richard Allman Law Office to learn more.