UNDERSTANDING THE CRIMINAL OFFENCE OF DANGEROUS DRIVING
The Offence, The Penalties & The Consequences.
Have you or a loved one been charged with the offence of Dangerous Driving in Queensland? If so, it is in your best interests to seek and obtain professional legal representation as soon as possible. For determined, proportionate and success-driven legal representation please contact our team today.
Known as being one of the most serious driving or traffic offence in the Queensland legal system, Dangerous Driving is no charge to bear lightly.
What does the law say about Dangerous Driving?
In the eyes of the law, dangerous driving is referred to as “dangerous operation of a vehicle”.
Outlined in the Criminal Code 1899 – Section 328A states:
(4) A person who operates, or in any way interferes with the operation of, a vehicle dangerously in any place and causes the death of or grievous bodily harm to another person commits a crime and is liable on conviction on indictment—
(a) to imprisonment for 10 years, if neither paragraph (b) nor (c) applies; or
(b) to imprisonment for 14 years if, at the time of committing the offence, the offender is—
(i) adversely affected by an intoxicating substance; or
(ii) excessively speeding; or
(iii) taking part in an unlawful race or unlawful speed trial; or
(c) to imprisonment for 14 years, if the offender knows, or ought reasonably to know, the other person has been killed or injured, and the offender leaves the scene of the incident, other than to obtain medical or other help for the other person before a police officer arrives.
What must be proven
For the dangerous operation of a vehicle to be charged, the prosecution must prove that:
• You were the driver of a motor vehicle; and/or
• You were under the influence, were driving at a dangerous speed, or were driving dangerously.
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