Failure to stop and report an accident
The offences of Failure to Stop and Failure to Report an Accident are serious and as such can attract up to ten penalty points and disqualification from driving. They can also attract a fine of up to £5000 and in serious cases, possible imprisonment of up to 6 months.
Due to seriousness of these offences you will require a solicitor with the specialist knowledge needed to effectively represent you in Court. Here at Murrays Solicitors we are specialists in dealing with motoring offences and we can offer you the best advice and representation available.
Failure to Stop
This offence is when an accident involving a vehicle has occurred and the owner of the vehicle fails to stop at the scene, and when he or she is required to do so, does not exchange or provide their details.
The driver of the vehicle need only stop if he knows or should have known that a road traffic accident has taken place. In some cases it may be possible that the driver was unaware that an accident had taken place, and this could be used as a possible defence against the charges.
Failure to Report an Accident
The offence of Failure to report an accident happens when a driver does not report the accident within 24 hours to the police.
This requirement only exists if the motorist did not stop at the time and exchange relevant details with the other motorist involved in the accident.
Murrays Solicitors offers a service which will provide clear practical legal advice and assistance. Our dedicated team of lawyers will carefully scrutinise the evidence and thoroughly research available defences.
With a proven record for defending motoring offences with exceptional competence and expertise we strive where possible to avoid convictions, inconvenient penalty points and hefty costs. At Murrays we pledge a promise to you that every possible line of enquiry will be meticulously followed up swiftly.
Please contact us to discuss your case.