Dangerous, Negligent or Reckless Driving Victoria

Dangerous Driving Causing Death or Serious Injury

In Victoria, the maximum penalty for reckless driving Victoria, Dangerous Driving Causing Death or Serious Injury is 10 years’ imprisonment where the dangerous driving results in death and five years’ imprisonment where the dangerous driving results in serious injury.

It is likely that this charge will attract a term of imprisonment, even for first time offenders.

Negligently Causing Serious Injury

If found guilty, the maximum penalty is 10 years with mandatory minimum licence disqualification for two years.

Depending on your individual circumstances, first offenders who plead guilty have in the past received varying sentences, including a wholly suspended sentence (time served outside of gaol, effected to imprisonment if terms breached) or immediate imprisonment, ranging from six months to three years.

Particularly when the offence relates to serious injury cause whilst in charge of a motor vehicle, this offence often sees the Judge or Magistrate send first time offenders to gaol.

Reckless Driving Victoria: Conduct Endangering Life or Serious Injury

Section 22 & section 23 of the Crimes Act states that if convicted of Reckless Conduct Endangering Life or Reckless driving Victoria, Conduct Endangering Serious Injury, you may receive a maximum penalty of 5 to 10 years imprisonment. First time offenders may be able to escape an immediate jail sentence with a Good Behaviour Bond, however this requires a strong defence team and experienced legal representation.


A conviction for any of the above offences is likely to result in a term of imprisonment and should be considered extremely serious. Drink Driving Defence Melbourne are experienced in defending these types of cases to try and obtain a lesser order, such as a Community Corrections Order or increased financial penalty.

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