Even when you are guilty you have more options than you think
It is an offence in Scotland where a person fails to stop at the scene of an accident and provide details when required to do so, or where there is a failure to report an accident to the police within 24 hours of the incident occurring. You may, however, have a defence. Seeking early legal advice from our reputable Road Traffic specialists is highly advisable. DON’T PANIC!
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Defending a case of this nature can be difficult and requires a high level of expertise which our award-winning Road Traffic Lawyers are widely known for. We have the required specialist knowledge of all the appropriate case laws relating to such offences and a high attention to detail. Our highly accomplished and extensively positively reviewed solicitors have proven time and time again they have the skills required to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We spend every day in court proving that misconception to be entirely false. Police witnesses are trained in giving evidence, and regularly appear at court giving evidence. As such, you can expect that the standard of evidence given by police officers will be much higher than most civilian witnesses. Notably however, police receive no special status in court, and like civilian witnesses, they too can get it wrong. This is where the benefits of choosing a Specialist Road Traffic Lawyer come into play. Our solicitors are adept at cross-examining experienced Police witnesses and derailing the Crown case against you.
Stop AND give your name and address, the vehicle owner’s name and address, and your vehicle’s registration number to anyone who asks for them on reasonable grounds. If you do not provide your name and address, you must report the accident as soon as possible (within 24 hours) at a police station or to a police constable. It is an offence if you do not stop, do not provide your and the owner’s name and address, do not provide vehicle details, and do not report the accident.
You may, however, have a defence. Seeking early legal advice from a Road Traffic specialist is highly advisable. DON’T PANIC! Even when you are guilty you have more options than you think.
If you are convicted of any of these offences you could be facing:
- Disqualification from driving
- 5-10 penalty points
- Up to six months imprisonment
Defending a case of this nature can be very difficult and requires a high level of expertise. Specialist knowledge of the appropriate case law relating to this offence and a high attention to detail are required. Our highly accomplished solicitors have proven time and time again they have the skills required to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.
Keeping you driving
I contacted Scullion after being charged with some serious road traffic offences. At the first court date it turned out it was more serious than i thought! but thankfully Anna was on hand to keep me calm and make a fantastic plea deal. On the day of sentencing Urfan guided me through this and mitigated on my behalf to an outstanding level which resulted in me receiving the best possible outcome. Without their expertise, guidance and reassurance who knows what the outcome may have been. I can’t thank them enough for their service. I’m absolutely delighted with the outcome.
Micheal Stewart is the best defence lawyer I have had the privilege to meet. I was falsely accused of a driving offence which was an extremely worrying time. Micheal was confident from day one and put my mind at ease. Extremely friendly but exceptionally thorough from start to finish and the level of professionalism from start to finish was excellent. After this successful defence and a NOT GUILTY verdict I would recommend Micheal Stewart to any of my friends and family and to anyone else for that matter.
Having never needed solicitors previously Kristopher & all at Scullion LAW kept me posted from my 1st phone call to the very end result. Guided me through each stage of the process & I felt that I could ask them any question & was made to feel at ease. Great advice & can honestly say they prepared my case very well & got me the best possible outcome. Would highly recommend!
Sincerely grateful to Nicholas Scullion and Kris Buchanan for representing me in court. With 30 years+ driving experience pleading Not Guilty to a motoring offence and having to go through the trial diets, at court, in person, was a first for me. From the initial contact with Nicholas and Kris, I was confident both were giving their best to achieve the best outcome. Explaining the details of the unfamiliar court process and what should be done, and when, was explained with clarity. Both were professional and knew their stuff. They had clearly thought through the possible approaches, in advance of the court dates and when in court knew what to say, and when, The result was deserted simpliciter. No hesitation in recommending Scullion Law…Worth every penny.