Our driving offence solicitors are experts in road traffic or motoring offences. We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields and offer representation throughout the North East. ‘Failing to identify driver’ offences for Northumbria Police are initially dealt with at Gateshead Magistrates court. Our failure to identify driver solicitors have many years of experience and are ranked as the best in the North East for their legal advice and representation.
Section 172 of Road Traffic Act
Failure to identify the driver of a vehicle when required is an offence for which you can receive a minimum of 6 penalty points or even face disqualification. This offence is part of Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act and comes about when the registered keeper of a vehicle or any other person does not provide details of who was driving at the time of an offence.
Responding to a “failure to identify driver” Notice
If you or your company or business has received a Notice, you are required by law to respond within 28 days to inform them of who was driving the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence.
If you receive a Single Justice Procedure Notice or Postal Requisition to attend court, you should seek specialist advice as soon as possible. We may be able to attend early hearings on your behalf and avoid the requirement of attending yourself. We are specialists in conducting trials in this complex area of law.
We understand how important your driving licence can be for everyday life– whether you wish to challenge a charge or reduce the number of penalty points or avoid disqualification, contact us to speak to our specialist “failure to identify driver” solicitors.
Failure to identify driver – totting up and exceptional hardship
As a result of the Totting Up system, if you receive 12 or more penalty points within three years, you should be disqualified from driving. However, you can avoid disqualification if you prove you would suffer “exceptional hardship“.
Our specialist solicitors will prepare you properly for this court hearing and provide expert representation. If your driving licence is important to you, get the best advice and representation BEFORE you go to court.
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We can offer appointments at short notice for immediate advice on your situation, for your convenience these are offered by Zoom or telephone.
If you would rather meet with our solicitors in person, then you can book an appointment at our Newcastle office:
56 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5XU
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields, our solicitors are best ranked in the North East. Our driving offence solicitors have many years’ experience in dealing with a variety of motoring and traffic offences, and are here to help take the stress out of your situation.