The Police Should Be Able To Find Me

The police should be able to find me

Your notice maybe defective !

  • You have confirmed that you did not get your NIP within 14 days.
  • You have confirmed that you are the registered keeper of the car.
  • You have confirmed that there is no reason why the police would not be able to track you down and that the vehicle is registered to the correct address.

You have to be really careful at this stage. If you have arrived at this page you need to EMAIL EMMA PATTERSON and ask for advice in relation to your NIP so that she can check that you have come to the right conclusion.

There are exceptions to the rules. Certain offence don’t need NIPs, for example driving without insurance or driving without due care and attention when there has been an accident.

BEWARE – A DEFECTIVE NIP IS NOT A DEFENCE TO FAILING TO NAME THE DRIVER !

If you think you have a defective NIP you must still name the driver if you know the answer. A defective NIP is only a defence to the original allegation. If after emailing Emma it’s agreed that you have a defective NIP then the advice will be that you name the driver and the reject the fixed penalty offer for the original offence and ask for a court hearing. There are always risks in litigation – so contact us before you take this approach.