Dangerous Driving, including Dangerous Driving Causing Death or Bodily Harm, are the types of charges which concern all of us who drive. We all know of the case where a moment’s inattention or distraction lead to catastrophic consequences. However not every accident is a crime.
Good people get into car accidents. People who have never had any contact with the police. People who have certainly never been the subject of a serious police investigation.
Motor Vehicle incidents leading to property damage or physical harm are treated seriously by the police. They will attempt to interview you right at the scene if they can. They will try to get you to incriminate yourself. They will do this when you are likely shaken and scared and at your most vulnerable.
You have the right to remain silent.
You have the right to speak to a lawyer.
Take the time to get proper legal advice before you take any steps including dealing with your insurance company. A conviction for a Motor Vehicle related Criminal Code offence will result in a breach of your insurance and could lead to disastrous financial consequences. This is in addition to any criminal penalties.
Your side of the story can come out. Make sure it comes out completely and correctly without succumbing to the pressures exerted by the police and the insurance company.
Your freedom, financial future, and ability to drive may all depend on the decisions you make at the earliest stages of your case.
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