Can you just explain what you meant in your original post about it being a fatal accident. Did someone die?
You have to disclose the conviction in the form. If you do not then it will be viewed as deception which could potentially affect your application much more than the actual conviction.
Note the details of the conviction and penalty in the form.
In your covering letter you should explain the circumstances which lead to the speeding and state these as mitigating circumstances. I would not volunteer the death but if you are asked for further details relating to the conviction then you will have to tell them about it.
If there are other criminal proceedings issued then you will have to disclose these as well. Similarly, if there are any civil proceedings issued then you will also have to disclose.
If there are no further proceedings then I should think that provided you impress sufficiently the mitigating circumstances upon the UKBA then it is unlikely to detrimentally affect the application in and of itself.
If this is useful please kindly click accept so that I may be rewarded for my time. You will be free to ask follow up questions.
Yes, that's precisely what I am suggesting. You have to avoid deceiving or misrepresenting the situation but do not have to volunteer any details of the death to them for the purpose of this part of the form.
Trust this clarifies, if so please click accept .I will continue to answer any follow up questions you have.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).