Failure to identify the driver

Do you require an expert Failure to identify the driver Offence Lawyer? This is now a common problem if you have access to a fleet vehicle. If you are the owner you are responsible for knowing who is driving the vehicle at a particular time and place.

The Traffic Commissioner has the power to alter, suspend or revoke the licence of either an operator or a driver.

You will receive a statement of facts that the Traffic Commissioner will base the proceedings upon.

If you are a driver are caught committing an offence for example using a mobile phone while driving an HGV or a PSV you will be facing the real prospect of a period of suspension of your licence no matter what the criminal courts do. We can represent you in front of the Traffic Commissioner to get you the best possible result.

An Operator has a duty to ensure and prove that all safety checks are done, the vehicle is road worthy and that all the regulations are being adhered to.  Failure to do this may result in the loss of the operators’ licence, which can have a devastating affect on the business.

We can provide representation in front of the Traffic Commissioner to endeavour to obtain the best result possible for both PSV and HGV operators.

Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 172: Failure to identify the driver

Where the driver of a vehicle is alleged to be guilty of an offence the keeper of the vehicle must give such information as to the identity of the driver as he may be required to give by or on behalf of a chief officer of police, and any other person shall if required give any information which it is in his power to give and may lead to identification of the driver.

The registered keeper of a vehicle has a requirement to identify the person driving their car at the time an alleged offence. The penalty for failing to identify the driver is penalty points and a fine.

How We Can Help

A client was acquitted after trial at Annan JP Court when the Crown failed to prove that he had received any correspondence from the police requesting the identity of the driver.

Pamela Todd
Pamela Todd
2022-05-31
Euan came highly recommended and did not disappoint, at all times the service was professional and efficient, he is a highly skilled lawyer with a clear focus and attention to detail and gets the job done, I can’t thank him enough. Jan was a pleasure to deal with always fantastic and very helpful such an asset, I will be ever grateful to you both
Dan Toomey
Dan Toomey
2022-03-15
Great service lovely people
Charles Clark
Charles Clark
2022-03-12
Great result dangerous driving (wheelying) down to careless with no ban great service always prompt and professional through out.
Jamie Mckinlay
Jamie Mckinlay
2022-03-10
Euan was first class in dealing with my driving case. Very professional service and would highly recommend. Thanks again!
John Allan
John Allan
2022-03-09
Euan is a remarkable and outstanding lawyer he has been a total life saver for myself and family can't thank you enough for all your hard work And jan is a delight to talk very professionally done Best lawyer is the country by far Thank you so much for your time and patience
Ninos Mckay
Ninos Mckay
2021-10-15
What can I say, Euan and his staff have been fantastic from start to finish on what has been an extremely stressful period of my life. Extremely professional and another case to add to their name whereby the right verdict was reached when I thought all hope was lost. I can't recommend highly enough and would have no hesitation using Euan again although hopefully not anytime soon. Thanks again guys for providing professional support over the last 2 challenging years.
Alex Sloman
Alex Sloman
2021-08-12
Having had the misfortune to have been charged with a motoring offence, I was recommended Euan Robertson as a solicitor who would be able to assist. from the moment I spoke with Euan to having my case completely discharged, I found him to be professional, matter of fact and certainly put me at ease whilst I was going through this experience. Could not rate his service high enough.
Mateusz Frąckowiak
Mateusz Frąckowiak
2020-11-07
I would highly recommend Keepmylicence team. They were super helpful and professional, and more importantly were able to deliver on the best outcome. I can't thank Mr Euan Robertson enough for all his help. Brilliant lawyer very re assuring. Excellent service, 5 stars.
Mark Forrest
Mark Forrest
2020-09-10
Great expertise in explaining the legal processes in an understandable way and dealing with matters for a very satisfactory outcome. Clearly has excellent knowledge in this type of legislation. I would recommend Mr Robertson and his staff to others needing similar advice or representation.
Stuart Ross
Stuart Ross
2020-01-04
Need an expert driving offence solicitor?

With over 30 years of experience Euan can advise and represent you to obtain the best possible outcome. Depending upon the evidence in each individual case, he will assess with you the evidence and advise you whether you should be going to trial or tendering a plea of guilty.