failing to provide identity s172 offences

So Called 172 Offences

Failing to Furnish Driver Identity – Section 172 notices

This is the one area in driving law that it is essential you obtain experienced legal help at the earliest opportunity.

In circumstances where a driver is not stopped by the police, typically because of evidence of a moving traffic offence being obtained by a camera – such as with offences of speeding and contravening a traffic light, it is mandatory that the police send a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) to the registered keeper of the vehicle within 14 days of the commission of the offence that is alleged (the trigger offence). The NIP must be received within those 14 days.

Anyone receiving an NIP has 28 days to respond to, or query, the notice and it is essential to speak to us before you return it so that we may outline the various options available to you. It is also crucial to obtain specialist advice, if you receive a Summons alleging that you have failed to identify the driver of a vehicle, before you respond to it or tell the Court how you wish to plead. In most cases we are able to deal with the matter without you even attending Court!

There are a number of ways to challenge this procedure and we will be delighted to see whether we can help you.

We can either talk to you over the phone or web, provide written advice to you or if you live in Kent we can come to you.

So don’t delay contact us today.