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Failure To Stop Or Report

How we can help


  • Unlimited fine
  • Community order or up to 6 months’ imprisonment can be imposed
  • 3 – 9 penalty points or disqualification from driving

How we can help you…

The police can legally stop a vehicle for any reason. You’re breaking the law if you do not stop.

If you failed to stop, then you’ll need our expert advice.

Our team of motoring offence experts will assess your case and then use their experience and knowledge of the law to build a defence.

Special circumstances, such as health conditions or shock, may be used as an excuse. We will do our best to find a mitigating circumstance when possible.

If you are charged, then we will look for reducing fines, bans or a sentence.

Defence cases include:
  • If you were genuinely unaware that an accident happened you have no duty to report it
  • If you later become aware of the accident, you must personally report it to the police within 24 hours
Notable case
  • A client had been accused of failing to stop following an accident. She had been interviewed by police after a partial trace of her registration had been given by another party to the accident. The defendant vehemently denied being involved in any accident and had been told that if convicted she would be dismissed from her employment. A lot of work went into the case to prove her innocence, obtaining reports to prove the car had not been repaired and proving her vehicle had in fact registered on an ANPR camera in a different place at the time of the alleged accident. The defendant was found not guilty after trial.

Get In Touch

M23Law provides specialist support for those accused of any motoring offence.

We are not solicitors. Instead, we provide a streamlined connection and management service to our direct access road traffic barristers. So, how does that benefit you?

Fixed Fees – Clear quotes before action

Modern – Streamlined for a simple process

Admin – You benefit from our admin support throughout

Focused – We do not deal with any other area of law

Speak To Our Team

To get started, contact us via phone, email or by submitting a contact form.

We’ll then organise an initial consultation to discuss your case in more detail, before advising on the best route forward.