Acquittal in causing death by careless driving.

Leading barrister with expertise in: Featured, Homicide

Jim acted for X, a man of impeccable character and a professional driver who was charged with causing death by careless driving after the vehicle he was driving came off a hill top road and caused severe injuries to the accused and to his passenger, who sadly later died. The prosecution case depended on expert evidence that suggested the vehicle had aquaplaned on under-inflated and badly worn tyres whilst travelling at an excessive speed in the conditions. Defence experts flatly contradicted the prosecution expert and after written submissions upon receipt of the defence report the Judge directed a verdict of Not Guilty.