Failure To Name a Driver
Should you be accused of committing an offence without being pulled over, and where no accident has occurred, the police have a window of 14 days to inform you of this, and to issue you with a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP). Should you receive the NIP outside of the 14 days, the offence is usually void. An NIP is also know as a 172 notice, and this gives the owner of a vehicle up to 28 days to provide information on the driver at the date and time of the specified offence. If these details are not provided within this time frame, a punishment of up to 6 licence points and a fine of up to £1000.
If you have received an NIP, Hammond Trotter will provide you with specialist advice on your options. We specialise in motoring law, and our in depth knowledge of failing to name the driver, and other motoring offences will help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
We have an extensive knowledge of procedure and case law and a proven track record in the field so we can help defend you when the summons or notice of intended prosecution arrives through your letter box.
We can advise you with all aspects of failure to provide driver details from people who simply did not receive any notice, to the complex legal arguments that arise out of not receiving a notice within 14 days. Many cases we see are wrongly convicted people and this comes from the fact that the law is often misunderstood.
Contact us now and we can begin to asses your case today.