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Road Traffic Lawyer Stirling Driving Charge

Kept Licence
Stirling Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

 

Accused of Failing to Stop and Report an Accident

Our client was accused of various offences at Stirling Justice of the Peace Court:

  1. Careless driving (contrary to section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988);
  2. Failing to stop and report and exchange details (contrary to section 170(2) and (4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988);
  3. Failing to report an accident to police within 24 hours (contrary to section 170(3) and (4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988); and
  4. Driving without an MOT

Penalties For Careless Driving and Failing To Report An Accident

The penalties for each offence are listed below:

  1. 3-9 penalty points or discretionary disqualification and a financial penalty;
  2. 5-10 penalty points or discretionary disqualification and a financial penalty;
  3. 5-10 penalty points or discretionary disqualification and a financial penalty; and
  4. Non-endorseable but a financial penalty can be imposed

Case Outcome

Our client was towing a 5 metre long burger van and scraped the handle against a car being driven by a supervised learner driver and continued on his way blissfully unaware that any collision had taken place. We thoroughly investigated all of the evidence in the case and managed to persuade the Procurator Fiscal's Office in Stirling to drop the most serious charges against our client (charges 2 and 3 and also charge 4 for good measure). In the end the Justice of the Peace at Stirling Justice of the Peace Court was persuaded to limit the penalty for charge 1 to a mere 4 penalty points and a fine of £180. This was an extremely good outcome in the circumstances which ensured that our client retained the ability to drive.

 Kept Licence!

Published: 21/08/2017

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