Drink Driving Solicitors
call 08000 85 27 84 drink driving solicitors


Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are specialists in Failing To Stop or Failing To Report An Accident Offence. Call our team of expert motoring solicitors for some free initial advice.


Failing To Stop or Report An Accident Penalty

You could be at risk of receiving as many as 10 penalty points for bumping into a bollard and not stopping to report this. An allegation of failing to stop or failing to report an accident can be brought if you did not stop at the scene of accident and provide your details after causing damage to another vehicle or property (fence / lamppost) or if you did not report it to the Police as soon as possible.

I didn’t know I’d had an accident!

If you are unaware that you have had an accident this could be a genuine defence to the allegation of failing to stop or report the accident. However, it is not a defence to say the damage was only minor and so you did not think you had to stop.

Fighting the allegation

The allegation of failing to stop or report an accident should be taken seriously as in extreme circumstances, particularly in the case of a “hit and run” incident it can lead to a custodial sentence. However, it is often the case that there are gaps in the evidence concerning identity and evidence of an accident or incident requiring a report.

Pleading Guilty

There are a number of punishments which the Court can impose for this offence they are:

  • A fine;
  • A community order; or
  • Up to 26 weeks custody; and
  • A disqualification of between 12 and 36 months; or
  • 5 – 10 penalty points.

If you were to plead GUILTY to the offence of careless driving it is important to have a specialist representative to ensure that the Court imposes the lowest penalty possible especially if you are at risk of a custodial sentence. Click on the penalty pdf below for more details about the penalty you could face for this offence.

Not Sure What to Do?

Most people who get in touch with our team of motor offence expert solicitors are uncertain of their options. They are unaware of any legal defences that may be available and find it difficult to believe that it might be possible to defend the drink driving offence charge they face by using loopholes that apply to the rich and famous! We do represent celebrities but we also represent many hardworking motorists like Brian and we want to help you make the right choice about what you do next.

We are always more than happy to chat things through with potential clients Free of Charge. Call us now on Freephone 08000 85 27 84 to speak to one of our specialist motoring offence solicitors. It is only once you decide to instruct us that payment will become necessary and we can often arrange installment plans to assist you. Many satisfied clients have thanked us for offering this free consultation service as it has prevented them from following inaccurate non-expert advice which could have led to them accepting a driving ban unnecessarily.

If you would like to spend more time browsing on the site before you get in touch, make sure you have a look at our specialist motor offence guidance features such as our penalty calculator which will help you to determine the penalty you may face if convicted and our money saving calculator which helps to outline some of the hidden costs of accepting a conviction.

We think we are simply the best in the business but if you are not satisfied in taking our word for it, our unique “ask our clients” testimonials scheme allows you to contact previous clients of the firm to seek a completely independent reference about us and what we might be able to do for you.

Contact Us

Call Us Now on 08000 85 27 84

Call Geoffrey Miller Solicitors 24 hours 7 days a week

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors are specialists defending drivers nationwide for all types of motoring offences. Call our team of expert motoring solicitors for some free initial advice.


Still not sure if you should instruct us to help you?

Try our Interactive Testimonial Scheme - “Ref Me” is a voluntary scheme we ask satisfied clients to participate in. Where you see the “Ask Our Clients” form, you can send an email to a previous client of the firm and ask them any question(s) you like about us.

Ask Now

Do You Want To Feel Like Brian?

Take a look at this live footage taken from ITV’s documentary "Driving Me Crazy" showing our client, Brian Wiltshire walking out of Preston Crown Court after securing a victory in appeal against a speeding conviction. This could be you…

Latest Testimonials

Latest Ref Me Clients


The Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines is a tool used by the Magistrates to decide on penalty. Try our drink driving penalty calculator or our speeding penalty calculator to give you a rough idea of the penalty you could incur…

Try It Now


We have developed a number of pricing structures to suit clients on most income levels. To some clients minimising the level of their legal costs is as important as achieving your objective with an acquittal or damage limitation on penalty…

View Pricing

Geoffrey Miller Solicitors is a trading name of Jeanette Miller Law Limited, a Limited Company Registered in England and Wales. Company No: 8214795.
Registered office: Aeroworks, 5 Adair Street, Manchester, M1 2NQ. Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No: 573314 VAT No:162579563.
Managing Director: Jeanette S. Miller Director: Tara Boyle.