Failing to leave details
I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I have accidentally when pulling into a car parking space damaged the car next to me. I did not realise that I had done anything – I felt no shunt and heard no noise. There was a witness who has said that I have caused extensive damage to this car, however, the damage on mine is minimal – only a few scratches.
I received an NIP and have recently had an interview with the police to gain my statement. I was advised that this could go to court, even though the officer could not say if it definitely would. Can you advise if this could go to court? And what could I expect?
Or would it be done through post and I would get points / fine that way? How likely would you say that this would go to court and what penalty would I receive?
If you were unaware of the accident then you have a defence to failing to stop and failing to report.
You may get accused of failing to stop and report and driving without due care and attention – these offences normally all go hand in hand.
If you would like my help I maybe able to dissuade the police from taking these matters further. Out of the last 63 cases that we have taken on at this stage the police have agreed to take no further action in 58 of them.
Come back to me if you would like my help. If you do get a summons you will be at risk of 5-10 penalty points. Have you got any points already? If so, how many?