Failure to Identify the Driver

Failure to Identify the Driver of Your Vehicle

This is a serious offence with substantial penalties but it is possible to mount a defence. Contact us now to discuss your case. Early legal advice can help ensure that any complications and potential implications are effectively managed and that all opportunities to defend the charge or mitigate the penalties are explored.

Every failure to identify case we have encountered is different, you need expert advice from lawyers who know the relevant law thoroughly to ensure you get the best possible outcome from the charge you are facing.

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Did you know?

  • If a vehicle had been involved in an offence there is legal obligation on the owner or registered keeper of the vehicle to give information as to the drivers identity at the relevant time?
  • The Police can Prosecute for failing to do so?
  • The Police have to issue you a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) within 14 days of the alleged offence and any notice received after that 14 day period may be void.
  • After receiving the notice you have 28 days to furnish them with the drivers details.
  • You may have a defence if you show reasonable diligence to ascertain the identity of the driver or that you can show you did not receive the Notice.


  • 6 penalty points and a fine of up to £1,000.

What we can do for you

  • We can provide an initial assesment over the phone. We will present your case before the Court should you wish to instruct us.
  • We can evaluate and advise you on the strength of the evidence and provide you with copies. Remember you are part of your legal team and you make the decisions, we are there to advise you.
  • We can take your instructions and advice you if there are any applicable offences as outlined above.
  • We can represent you before the Court either by presenting your defence or mitigating on your behalf.