If you are facing a charge of Death by Dangerous Driving you will be extremely anxious about the consequences and going through court. 


The offence of causing death by dangerous driving is an extremely serious offence which carries a maximum penalty is 14 years imprisonment, an unlimited fine an obligatory disqualification for a minimum of 2 years and a compulsory extended re-test, so the stakes are high. It is an indictable only offence which means it can only be heard at the Crown Court.

You should not leave this to chance and you need to get specialist advice as early as possible.

What amounts to Death by Dangerous Driving?

The prosecution have to prove that your driving was dangerous i.e. fell far below the standard of a competent and careful driver and that as a result of that driving you caused a death.

This type of offence is often extremely complicated often involving many witnesses, expert evidence which could include medical experts as well as road traffic accident investigation experts. Auriga advocates will meticulously review the evidence against you and prepare your defence leaving no stone unturned.

Andrea our managing director and principal solicitor was a fatal road traffic specialist for the CPS for many years and can has extensive knowledge of the CPS/police procedure which many other specialist firms do not have.

Can I speak to a lawyer at anytime if I have concerns?

At Auriga Advocates, our clients are valued. We understand the anxiety that a serious case like death by careless driving creates.

We understand how questions and concerns can pop up at anytime, perhaps through conversations with friends and family.

You can call our specialist lawyer allocated to your case at anytime and they will answer your question. If they are not available they will get back to you within 24 hours.

How much will it cost?

Due to the complexity of death by dangerous driving cases and the high stakes we are unable to apply one of our standard fixed fees. We will consider the evidence in your case and assess the requirements of representation, experts then will provide a fixed fee.

We tend to stage our fees in accordance with the court procedure i.e. magistrates court hearing, the plea and trial management hearing at the Crown Court and the Crown Court trial.

These higher fees can be paid by instalments as long as the final instalment is paid 14 days prior to the hearing which the fee covers.

We offer highly competitive rates, if you wish to know how much your case will cost call one of our specialist solicitors who will discuss your case and the fees free of charge.

One of our legal team will be more than happy to discuss  your options and your concerns FREE OF CHARGE.

Between us we will reach the right option for you.  

We will not charge you a penny until you instruct us to act for you.

We are confident that we can offer you the best advice and support but you do not have to take our word for it see what our clients think of us

By all means browse our website, we offer our services at highly competitive rates.  You do not have to pay extra for attention and support we give that naturally because we care about you and understand what a traumatic experience being charged with an offence is.


  • Thank you for the professional way in which the Auriga Advocates team managed and handled my case. Every question I had at every stage was not only answered but explained so that I understood.I was looking at a long ban and community service but thanks to you and the manner that you dealt with the case especially on the day of the Court hearing, you were able to reduce this to a short ban and small fine.Thank you for achieving the best possible result for me.

    I would recommend you without reservation. Not only were you professional but as a person who had never been in this type of predicament before for the help and understanding you provided to me as an individual.

    Many thanks      Mr G Southampton

  • It was very reassuring to have had your support and advice throughout such a difficult and stressful situation.

    The incident itself had caused me a lot of stress and therefore it took the anxiety away having your representation in court.

    I cannot thank you enough for all the help and support you offered, I would be sure to recommend you to my friends and family should they find themselves in a similar, unfortunate situation.”  

    Ms Gray Staffordshire

  • If you are looking for hype, false promises and sales talk, Auriga Advocates is not for you!

    What Auriga offers is a pragmatic approach at every stage of your case.  Andrea remains calm and realistic throughout the whole process.

    I was accused of dangerous driving and the thought of losing my licence and the detrimental effect it would have on my life put overwhelming stress on me.  Andrea was available to speak to me at all times and advise accordingly.  Her knowledge of the CPS processes is second to none which enables her to be one step ahead.  She leaves no stone unturned and meticulously builds up a strong case on your behalf.  Based on the strong information and evidence gathered Auriga were able to gather, my charge was reduced to driving without due care and attention.

    I would recommend Andrea and her team to anyone who is facing a potential driving conviction!

    Ms D Gloucs   Dangerous Driving (July 2017)

  • Andrea, you were ahead of the CPS every step of the way.  The advice you gave was correct and accurate at all times and your assessment of where and how the case should be dealt with was spot on.  Oliver and Archie were excellent in court both in terms of performance and steadying my nerves.”

    Mr R  Dangerous driving – Northants

  • Don’t waste your time looking around – call Auriga Advocates for good sound caring professional advice. My potentially difficult case was handled within 24hrs”  Mr C – Wales