If you have received a letter headed “Notice of Intended Prosecution” (NIP) from the police, contact us immediately to discuss your options.
It is important that you act quickly and understand exactly what you must do as the failure to act or the failure to provide the correct information is often more serious than the initial alleged offence. DON’T PANIC! Even when you are guilty you have more options than you think.
Our expert Road Traffic defence team are on hand to guide you through the process and ensure that you are armed with the knowledge you require; call us now for a free consultation.
A NIP is a document that is served on the registered keeper of a vehicle, or a driver identified by the registered keeper, where it is believed the vehicle has been involved in a Road Traffic Offence. The letter requires the recipient under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to identify the driver of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence.
What is the Procedure for an NIP?
It is essential that the recipient responds to this request normally within a 28-day period by either confirming that he or she was the driver or stating the details of who they believe was driving the vehicle at the time. It is important to note that confirming you were the driver at the time is nothing more than that and is not an admission or acceptance that you have committed any offence.
There may be occasions whereby it is difficult to ascertain who was driving the vehicle, particularly if many people use the vehicle. If you respond in a way that does not positively identify a driver, the likelihood is that you will be charged for failing to identify a driver. It is a defence if you can demonstrate to the court that you carried out due diligence, however this is a complex defence to present. We recommend if you are prosecuted for failing to identify a driver to contact us immediately and one of our team of specialist Road Traffic Lawyers will use their skill and knowledge to help save your driving licence.
Failure to Identify – Road Traffic Solicitors Glasgow & Hamilton
The penalties for this offence are severe with the following options available to the court:
- Disqualification from driving
- 5-10 penalty points
If you have received a NIP or have been charged for failing to identify a driver, do not leave anything to chance as with such severe penalties you cannot afford to take a risk. For expert legal advice and representation from one of our specialist solicitors in our Road Traffic Defence Team, get in touch today.
At Scullion LAW, we know that every client and every set of circumstances is unique and being involved in these matters is likely to cause you significant distress. We work hard to make sure you receive clear, uncomplicated legal advice you can trust in an open and friendly environment at all times. We also make sure your legal fees are no obstacle and are fair, reasonable, transparent and agreed in advance. We want you to focus on the matter in hand and trust us to fight your corner.
Our highly accomplished, award winning team of expert Road Traffic Lawyers have honed their skills defending failure to identify cases in every Scottish court for almost 40 years. We will represent you with confidence, experience and expertise. The growth of our Road Traffic Team is testament to our solid track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients.
When your licence, your livelihood and your reputation are at stake, you cannot settle for second best, you need specialist Road Traffic Defence Lawyers that get results, so DON’T PANIC! Contact us now to discuss your case. #keepingyoudriving.
Contact Scullion LAW for Failure to Identify Legal Advice in Glasgow, Hamilton, Paisley, Lanark & Dumfries Today
If you are being prosecuted for failing to identify the driver of a vehicle, then do not leave your driving licence to the mercy of the courts. Make sure you get the quality of legal representation you need to keep your driving licence. DON’T PANIC! Call us now. We cover all areas of Scotland including Glasgow, Hamilton, Lanark, Lanarkshire, Strathclyde, Edinburgh, Inverness, Bearsden, Bothwell, Uddingston, Stirling, Milngavie & Dumfries.
Speak to our expert Road Traffic Defence Team in Glasgow on 0141 374 2121 & Hamilton on 01698 283 265 or fill out our online form and we will call you back within 24 hours. You can even send us a direct message via Facebook Scullion LAW Road Traffic Experts.
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