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“I was recently represented by Kang & Co Solicitors for a drink driving charge. From the initial telephone call it was clear that Kang & Co were experts in this field. They provided sound advice and diligently guided me through the process leading up to the court case. Through their legal representation I was able to avoid a community order and receive the best possible outcome for my case .”

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Flawless Legal Help

“They had very little time to go ahead with getting all valid documents needed for my case, they were extremely efficient and great at calming me and keeping me updated with my case and it’s details with interviews and courtrooms to appear in, overall great experience with kang and co, I came out with a 2 year suspended sentence instead of a 1 year custodial sentence for GBH without intent. I now get to spend the time caring for my nan and helping with my family’s needs.”

L. Roddis, TrustPilot

Kang & Co Solicitors is a truly specialist high-end law firm providing legal advice and representation for all matters involving Criminal Law and Driving Offences. We are ranked as a top tier law firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partner’s prestigous law guides.

Our head office is located at 1 Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre and we offer our services throughout England and Wales on a private fee-paying basis. We also have an office at 330 High Holborn in London and another office in central Milton Keynes. We are frequently instructed by individuals and businesses nationwide.

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Birmingham Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 1BD

330 High Holborn Kang and Co Solicitors London

London Office

330 High Holborn
Holborn
London
WC2A 1HL

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Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes
MK9 1BP

Business Hours

Monday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Weekends/Bank Holidays
Closed

Meetings at our offices are by Appointment Only

Failing to Stop and Report a Road Accident Solicitors

Expert solicitors, barristers and paralegal for Failing to Stop and Report a Road Accident cases.

If you are facing a criminal prosecution for the offence of Failing to Stop and Report an Accident, there is a very high risk that you could receive a Driving Ban.

The offence of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic accident involving personal injury or damage to property is an offence which carries a maximum penalty of 6 months imprisonment. You should seek expert legal advice from one of our Motoring Law Solicitors or legal proffesionals to see how we can defend your case, safeguard your liberty and avoid a driving ban.

If you leave a message via our Contact Form and one of our driving offence legal team members will be in contact with you to provide a no obligation telephone assessment.

Kang & Co Solicitors is recognised as a leading law firm in the UK by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 law guides for motoring defence.

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Chambers and Partners 2024 Ranked Leading Law Firm

Chambers Top Ranked Law Firm

Our law firm is ranked amongst the top tier of law firms in the United Kingdom with a Band A ranking in the category of Crime (this includes Driving Offences), the highest ranking that can achieved in the Chambers Guide.

Legal 500 Leading Firm

The Legal 500 guide describes Kang & Co Solicitors as being “well adept at tailoring its resources to an individual case and investing heavily for the client. Legal advice is honest and the team always takes into consideration the views of the client.”

What is the Law for Failing to Stop and Report A Road Accident?

The offence of failing to stop after an accident and failing to report a road traffic accident are both contained within Section 170(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

The Requirement to Stop After a Road Traffic Accident

Section 170(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 places a requirement on all drivers to immediately stop their motor vehicle if an accident has occurred on a road or public place, due to the presence of the driver’s motor vehicle.

This requirement arises where there is:

  • Personal Injury, or
  • Damage to a Vehicle, or
  • Damage or Injury to an Animal
  • Damage to Property attached to the road where the accident occurred

In such circumstances, the driver must stop their vehicle and provide his / her name, address, the details of the vehicle owner and the vehicle registration to a person that has reasonable grounds to require this information from the driver.

The driver must give correct and accurate details in order that prompt communication can occur, if this is not done, the offence of failing to stop and report an accident is likely to have been committed. The requirement to stop after an accident still applies, even if the accident wasn’t your fault.

Section 170(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 places a requirement on all drivers to immediately stop their motor vehicle at the scene of the accident, if a driver continues to drive and then returns to the scene a short while later, the offence of failing to stop may still have been committed.

Why Choose Kang & Co Solicitors?

  • Competitive Legal Fees

  • Honest Legal Advice

  • National Legal Representation

  • No Obligation Initial Telephone Assessment

The Requirement to Report the Road Traffic Accident to The Police

If for a reason the driver does not immediately stop and exchange details, Section 170(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 places a requirement on all drivers to report the accident to the police as soon as reasonably practicable and in any event within 24 hours of the time of the accident.

The driver must report the accident at a Police Station or to a Police Constable as soon as is practicable and at the very latest, within 24 hours of the incident occurring. In such circumstances, you should deal with this obligation as a priority and report the incident at a Police Station as soon as possible. A driver that does not report the accident as soon as ‘reasonably practicable’ may still be convicted for this offence, even if the report is made within 24 hours. It is for the Court to decide what is ‘reasonably practicable’.

Sentence for Failing to Stop and Report an Accident

The offence of Fail to Stop / Failing to Stop and Report an Accident is a ‘Summary Only’ offence, which means that the case would be heard in the Magistrates’ Court.

If a person is convicted following a Trial or if they plead guilty, the Magistrates’ Court has the power to impose a custodial (imprisonment) sentence of up to 6 months, can disqualify from driving for up to 12 months and impose a fine of an unlimited amount.

The Magistrates’ Court can also endorse the driving licence with 5 to 10 penalty points. If a driver already has active penalty points on their licence, a decision by the Magistrates’ Court to impose 5 to 10 penalty points could result in the driver becoming a ‘Totter’ and still receiving a driving ban.

Failing to Stop and Report an Accident – Defence

If an accident has occurred and you did not hear or see anything to suggest that you had been involved in an accident, you may be able to successfully defend this prosecution. If this situation is applicable to you, contact our driving offence lawyers today on 0330 818 9825 to see how we can defend and prepare your case for trial.

AGREED FEE DRIVING OFFENCE LAWYERS

 Our Agreed Fees for Motoring Offence cases start from;

£1,800 + VAT

Failing to Stop and Report an Accident Solicitors

If you are being prosecuted for this offence, it is crucial that you receive advice from a specialist driving offence proffesional from Kang & Co, our legal team possess specialist knowledge and experience at successfully defending motoring offence cases throughout England and Wales.

Our lawyers will guide you through the process, assess the evidence in your case and will advise you on whether there is a potential defence base on the circumstances of your case.

We are regularly instructed to defend and represent individuals at Court for failing to stop/failing to report and have achieved excellent results for our clients.

Our lawyers are frequently instructed by individuals living and working across the whole of the UK, from our Birmingham, London and Milton Keynes Offices.

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Our Offices

Birmingham Head Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 1BD

London Office

330 High Holborn
London
WC2A 1HL

Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BP

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