If you have been charged with careless driving [S3 Road Traffic Act 1988] then you will require a solicitor to get you the best possible outcome.
If a car is involved in an accident which causes damage to another car, animal* or property, the driver must stop, provide his name and address and that of the owner of the car, to anyone affected by the incident who requests it. If the driver fails to do this, he must report the accident to the police within twenty four hours.
*horse, cattle, ass, mule, sheep, pig, goat or dog
The penalties can include discretionary disqualification, and a mandatory endorsement of the licence between 5 and 10 points.
A client was acquitted after trial when it was proven that she was unable to stop or report the accident within twenty four hours.
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.