In New South Wales, Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death is a serious criminal offence that is defined under section 52A of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). This offence occurs when a person drives a vehicle in a manner that is dangerous and causes the death of another person.


The offence of Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, and a minimum disqualification from driving of 3 years. However, if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the offence, the maximum penalty increases to 14 years imprisonment.


To prove the offence of Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death, the prosecution must establish that the driver’s driving was both dangerous and caused the death of another person.


Dangerous driving is defined as driving in a manner that creates a significant risk of causing harm to another person or property.


Examples of conduct that could lead to a charge of Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death include driving at excessive speed, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving in a reckless or aggressive manner.


If you have been charged with Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death or have been affected by this offence, it’s important to seek legal advice from a qualified criminal defence lawyer.


It’s worth noting that this offence is taken very seriously by the courts in NSW and a conviction for Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death can have serious consequences for the offender, including imprisonment, a lengthy disqualification from driving, and a criminal record.



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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 21st June 2023.


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