Driving offences triable on indictment

Driving offences triable on indictment guidance:

The offence of aggravated vehicle-taking A person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if: • they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful authority's...

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Definition of automatism An act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or a reflex), or if it is done...

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STOP PRESS: The Sentencing Council has published offence specific guidelines for courts sentencing offences previously covered by a Definitive Guideline. The offence...

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STOP PRESS: The Sentencing Council has published offence specific guidelines for courts sentencing offences previously covered by a Definitive Guideline. The offence...

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The offence of dangerous driving Dangerous driving contrary to section 2 Road traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) is an offence that can be tried in the Crown Court or the...

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Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving If a person drives a car carelessly or without consideration for other road users and their driving causes the death of...

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STOP PRESS: The Sentencing Council has published offence specific guidelines for courts sentencing offences previously covered by a Definitive Guideline. The offence...

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Duress by threats Duress by threats provides a complete defence to a charge of any offence other than murder, attempted murder and potentially treason. The defence arises...

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The offence of falsifying or altering records It is an offence for a person to make, or alter, any record relating to driver’s hours that is required to be made for the...

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