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What is the offence?
It is an offence if you have an accident on a road or in a public place which results in damage to another vehicle or personal injury to another person or damage to a roadside fixture and you do not stop immediately and exchange your name and address and vehicle details with anyone who would reasonably require them.
If it is not possible to do this it is necessary for you to report the accident at a police station as soon as you can within 24 hours.
This offence is committed even if you come back to the scene later or you do stop but you do not provide sufficient details. Whether you face a criminal prosecution will depend on the circumstances at the time of the accident.
What is the penalty?
If you are found guilty of this offence you could receive up to 10 points on your licence or face a disqualification of up to 12 months. You could also receive anything from a fine or up to 6 months in prison.
If the police want to speak to you or you are being prosecuted for this offence please contact us to discuss your case.
Do I have a defence?
It is important that you contact us to discuss your case as you may have a defence. One of the most common defences is that a person was unaware an accident occurred. The court will consider the circumstances at the time of the accident and every case is unique.
- You did stop at the scene and provide sufficient details
- You did report the accident within 24 hours
- You were unaware that an accident had occurred
- You were not on a road or in a public place
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If you are contacted by the police or receive a summons for court we may be able to help you. It is quick and simple to make an appointment, just contact us by email or phone. We can see you in the office or speak to you on the phone.
We are available 24 hours a day providing a professional service with direct access to a solicitor. If you need help to keep your licence please contact us.Get a free quote