Death by Dangerous Driving case dropped before trialCase discontinued by the prosecution
Case study summary
Our client was a family man charged with causing death by dangerous driving. The police thought their case was airtight. We argued this rigorously with the prosecution, and they reviewed medical evidence. They then offered no evidence and Not Guilty verdicts were put on record.
Our client was a family man working as an engineer. He had never been involved with the police let alone been to court for anything. He found himself in despair after he was involved in a serious collision which resulted in a man dying. He knew it was serious so he contacted our specialist motoring and serious crime solicitors. We represented him at his police interview and at court.
Once the prosecution provided the evidence in their case, it became clear to us that they lacked any direct evidence to show our client was in fact driving dangerously. It was a tragic set of circumstances but ultimately not a result of our client's actions. We carefully considered whether we could get the case thrown out, and decided we could. We argued back and forth with the prosecution and highlighted medical evidence to them which showed our client was in fact not responsible for the man's death.
We eventually persuaded the CPS lawyers to discontinue the case entirely and offered no evidence against our client.
Afterwards, he told us that he had found himself in a hole, and genuinely thought his life was over. We supported him from the very beginning and did not shy away from arguing our case for him. He was able to return to his life, to continue working and looking after his family.
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