failing to stop/report after an accident
In respect of both of these offences, it is possible that you may be asked to attend a police station interview to discuss an allegation made against you and you may be interviewed under caution. If you know that you are going to attend the police station, we strongly suggest that you take legal advice before you attend. At Libra Solicitors, we are committed to providing our clients with excellent advice and representation and in this instance, we can attend the police station with you and our expertise will help ensure that your rights are protected.
Failing to stop after an accident
If you are the driver of a motor vehicle which has been involved in an accident, this offence places on you an obligation to stop your vehicle and stay at the scene of the incident. You must do so for a sufficient time in order to exchange your details, including your name and contact details with any other parties involved.
Failing to report an accident
This offence places an positive duty on the driver of a motor vehicle involved in accident, to report an accident to the police as soon as is reasonably practicable to do so.
If the court finds you guilty in respect of either offence, you could receive a fine, up to 10 points on your licence, or possibly even a discretionary ban
How we can help
Should your matter proceed to court, your case will be led by barrister or a solicitor-advocate, so you can be sure that your case will be expertly prepared and that the representation at court that we provide, will be of the highest quality.
Once we have your instruction, we will thoroughly examine the prosecution case and all the available evidence. It may be that there are defences that can be put forward, or that the prosecution evidence could be challenged. We will then give you clear, practical advice in respect of the strength of the prosecution case and in respect of plea, mitigation and sentencing. If there are defences that can be put forward we will tell you and advise you accordingly.
If it is necessary to take statements from your witnesses we will do so, and we will assist you in obtaining documentation, such as medical records, that may be relevant to your case.
For a confidential discussion in respect of either of these offences, or the totting up process if you believe that an endorsement on your licence will mean you reach the 12 point threshold, call us on 01223 632420 and arrange an appointment.