Negligent Driving Occasioning Death
If you have recently been in a motor vehicle collision that caused the death of another person, you are at risk of being charged with this offence. This is a serious charge and you will be best served by seeking legal advice as soon as possible after the collision, even before you are charged.
A person charged with this offence will usually receive a Court Attendance Notice either at the scene of the accident or in the weeks or months following. However, a person charged with this offence may be arrested and held by police in certain circumstances.
If you have been charged with negligent driving occasioning death we strongly recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
What Penalties am I Facing?
If you are found guilty of this offence, you are likely to have a criminal conviction recorded against your name together with other penalties including a fine and licence disqualification and potentially a custodial sentence.
How Long will I Lose My Licence for?
Upon conviction for negligent driving occasioning death you are facing an automatic licence disqualification period of 3 years.
In appropriate circumstances, the Court may reduce the disqualification to the minimum period of 12 months.
WHERE TO NEXT?
In NSW, traffic offences are treated seriously. Therefore, it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, whether you have received a penalty notice, had your licence suspended or been charged with a serious offence. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.