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Failure To Stop And Report An Accident

Defence Lawyers for Failing to Stop and Report a Road Accident

Allegations of failing to stop and report accidents, commonly known as hit and run incidents, carry severe consequences including penalty points, hefty fines, and potential imprisonment. Understanding your legal obligations after an accident is crucial, and seeking expert legal advice is imperative if you face such charges.

Why Choose Our Failing to Stop Defence Solicitors

At BKP, our Motoring Defence Solicitors specialise in Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, which outlines the offence of failing to stop at the scene of an accident. With extensive experience in representing clients during police investigations and legal proceedings, we provide comprehensive legal representation to navigate the complexities of your case.

What Constitutes Failing to Stop?

Under Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, motorists involved in accidents must:

  • Stop their vehicle at the scene
  • Provide personal details to relevant individuals
  • Report the accident to the police if unable to provide details immediately

Failure to comply with these obligations constitutes an offence under the Act. Our solicitors understand the nuances of these requirements and are well equipped to build a robust defence tailored to your case.

Penalties for Failing to Stop

Penalties for failing to stop and report an accident can include penalty points, fines, and even imprisonment, depending on the severity of the offence. Additionally, factors such as prior driving offences and circumstances surrounding the accident can influence the penalties imposed.

How is a Charge of Failing to Stop Defended?

Defending against failing to stop charges requires a thorough understanding of the facts and circumstances of the case. Possible defences may include instances of aggressive behavior from the other party, genuine unawareness of the accident, or minor damage that was difficult to detect. Our experienced solicitors will assess your case and determine the most effective defence strategy to safeguard your legal interests.

If you believe you've been unfairly charged or are facing charges for failing to stop after an accident, contact us today for expert legal advice and representation. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

BKP Solicitors