18 months for causing death by dangerous driving

Leading barrister with expertise in: Featured, Homicide

Jim acted for Antonio Boparan who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on 7th March 2019. The original accident had occurred in 2006, but the injured child did not pass away until October 2015. The Judge concluded that the “starting point” that would have applied at the time of the accident (bearing in mind the factors that were relevant to culpability, such as excessive speed and dangerous overtaking) would have been 7 years, but after making appropriate reductions for the mitigation in the case he reduced the sentence to 18 months imprisonment. See the Guardian’s press coverage.