Her lawyers indicated she would plead guilty to the lesser charge of death by careless driving, which carries the maximum of five years imprisonment, the court heard.Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity asserted on her behalf by the US government following the collision outside RAF Croughton, and was able to leave the UK 19 days after the incident.Wearing a blue suit jacket and a spotted scarf, she appeared next to her lawyer Amy Jeffress via video-link from the United States for the six-minute hearing.Harry's parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, alongside Harry's twin brother Niall, arrived wearing either a green tie or a green scarf in memory of the teenager.Sacoolas looked straight ahead throughout the hearing.Asked to confirm her name she said: 'Hi, I'm Anne Elizabeth Sacoolas.'She went on to confirm her date of birth as August 28, 1977.Her barrister, Ben Cooper, KC, said: 'I just wish to confirm for the record there is no indication of plea in relation to the charge of death by dangerous driving.'There will in due course be a guilty plea to the charge of death by careless driving.'Prosecutors will have to decide whether that plea is acceptable to them or not, the court heard.Prosecutor Duncan Atkinson, KC, said: 'She is charged with causing death by dangerous driving which is an indictable only offence and we therefore invite her case to be sent to the Crown Court.'The offence of causing death by dangerous driving carries the maximum of 14 years.Sending the case to the Old Bailey, chief magistrate Paul Goldspring told the defendant: 'I hope you followed most of that.'The first thing I have to do is send your case to the crown court.'I'm going to grant you unconditional bail in this case - that means there are no restrictions from the court on you.'The chief magistrate told Sacoolas she would be required to appear in person at the Old Bailey.He said: 'That may change because there will be a joint application to allow you to attend by video-link as you have today.'Do you understand?'Sacoolas replied: 'Yes.'The Dunn family told the PA news agency they would not be commenting on the case until the conclusion of criminal proceedings.Sacoolas, whose address was not provided to the court as the chief magistrate was content with her lawyer's address being provided instead, was granted unconditional bail to appear at the Old Bailey on October 27.
A "formidable defence advocate" who "is tireless in representing defendants." He is particularly experienced at handling US extradition requests and also highly capable of conducting extradition cases relating to complex human rights issues." One of the best senior juniors in extradition. He completely immerses himself in the case." "His dedication to the cause is impressive. He is very well known for high-profile American cases, which he does very well due to his extensive experience." - Chambers and Partners 2019That phrase he's “one of the best senior juniors” has a little Monty Python-ish feel, doesn't it? Well, senior / junior or what have you, the Barrister will get even more well known for handling high-profile American cases after this one.