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Our specialist driving law solicitors are experts at defending people accused of failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident. They regularly provide quality representation at Police Stations and Magistrates Courts throughout the South West including Bath, Bristol, Chippenham, Swindon, Stroud, Salisbury, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil, Cardiff, Newport, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Reading, Winchester, Basingstoke, Oxford, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Poole and Exeter.

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Failing to Stop After an Accident

This driving offence is committed if an accident has occurred and the driver failed to stop at the scene of the accident or they did not provide their details upon being reasonably required to give these. If you face such an allegation please seek immediate legal advice from one of our specialist motoring solicitors.

At Motoring Law Defence our road traffic solicitors are experts at identifying defences for this type of case. For instance, if you were unaware that an accident had taken place and our solicitors persuade the Magistrates' Court of this then you will be found not guilty.

Failing to Report After an Accident

This driving offence is committed if an accident has occurred and the driver has not stopped to exchange details and then fails to report the accident to the police within 24 hours or as soon as is reasonably practicable. Once more, if you face such an allegation we strongly recommend that you seek quality legal advice from our team of motoring solicitors.

There are a number of possible defences which can be presented by our solicitors.  One example is if you did give your name and address to the other party then you do not need to report the matter to the police. If the Magistrates and the court can be persuaded by our motoring solicitors that you did this then you will be found not guilty.

The Penalty for Both of the Above Offences

The maximum sentence is six months imprisonment and a 㵬000 fine. The Magistrates' Court may disqualify for any period and/or until a driving test has been passed. If the Magistrates chose not to disqualify then they must endorse your driving licence with five to ten penalty points unless there are special reasons.

 

Representing clients throughout the South West at locations including:
Bath l Bristol l Chippenham l Swindon l Stroud l Salisbury
Taunton l Weston-Super-Mare l Yeovil l Cardiff l Newport l Gloucester l Cheltenham Reading l Winchester l Basingstoke l Oxford l Southampton l Portsmouth Bournemouth Poole l Exeter