Motoring & Vehicle Crime
Daniel has a particular interest in motoring related offences. He has previously represented several defendants involved in large scale diesel frauds. He has wide experience of defendants charged with dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drink and drugs (cannabis), and cases where defendants want to avoid being disqualified from driving.
Motoring & Vehicle Crime CV
R v Hughes (2016) – Causing serious injury by dangerous driving trial where defendant admitted careless driving. Detailed frame by frame analysis of CCTV footage undermined the prosecution case. The defendant was acquitted by the jury at trial. (Defending)
R v Walmsley (2015) – Causing death by dangerous driving trial where the defendant was found to be unfit to stand trial as he had suffered catastrophic injuries as the driver of the vehicle, and the deceased was the front seat passenger. There followed a finding of fact hearing. (Prosecuting)
R v Howarth (2013) – Causing death by dangerous driving trial where the defendant was the driver of a large goods vehicle that reversed and killed a lady who was walking behind the vehicle. The trial involved expert witnesses being called in relation to good practise for reversing such vehicles as well as collision reconstruction, and reference to the Health and Safety Executive regulations. (Prosecuting)
R v Bentham (2012) – Causing death by careless driving when over the prescribed limit. (Prosecuting)