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A relative and his partner wren killed on Easter Monday when

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A relative and his partner wren killed on Easter Monday when a careless driver who was driving under the influence of alcohol collied with them. The driver has been charged with two counts of causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of alcohol. Does the new legislation enacted in the Crime Police Courts and Sentencing Act 2022 apply i.e could the driver face a whole life sentence for causing death whilst drunken driving?
JA: What was the sentence on the drink driving charges? Have all appeals been exhausted?
Customer: He is due to appear in court on 20th May.
JA: Where are they located? Drink driving laws vary by location.
Customer: Cornwall
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: The question is will the new legislation apply.
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Solicitor4All replied 17 days ago.

Hello! I am Solicitor4All, a law expert with over 15years practice. Thank you for the inquiry. It is my pleasure to assist you today.

Expert:  Solicitor4All replied 17 days ago.

Thank you for the brief,

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Expert:  Solicitor4All replied 17 days ago.

It is possible yes if they are convicted and the Act came into force from 28 April 2022

Expert:  Solicitor4All replied 17 days ago.

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