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8th February 2017

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11th August 2016

This client instructed BB Law a few days before his trial.  We persuaded the prosecution to drop the s.172 charge (which carries a large fine and minimum of 6 points) in return for a guilty plea to the original minor red-light offence.  This was potentially a difficult task because the red-light offence was well over […]

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Fail to Stop / Report

What is the maximum penalty? – up to 6 months imprisonment and/or up to £5000 fine plus 5 – 10 points or disqualification.

Client feedback relating to Fail to Stop / Report

CARELESS DRIVING / FAIL TO STOP & REPORT – CASE DROPPED

BB Law regularly represent clients who are accused of driving off after an accident.  Over the years we have developed a good understanding of how the various police forces throughout the country approach these investigations.  This knowledge helps us to achieve satisfactory outcomes for our clients as quickly as possible.  The following feedback was received from the father of a young female driver who was being investigated by the police for offences of careless driving, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident –

“We would like to express our satisfaction and thanks for supporting my daughter and I during our difficult time.

Upon receiving the 172 notice from the police we were totally overwhelmed with panic and stress, however once I had called you for your initial expert advice (which was invaluable) you began to relax our worst fears.

We were very impressed from the outset with no matter how many questions I asked (and I had a lot) or whatever time of day, I got a swift professional and honest response and nothing seemed too much trouble. Your fixed fee approach was clear and affordable indicating the various potential stages of the process so we knew exactly what we were committing to without the fear of spiraling costs. 

Thanks to yourself the outcome proved to be successful at the first stage and the police closed the case with no further action.  As you can see I have nothing but praise for yourself and the team at BB Law and would recommend you to anybody.” – Mr P, T (on behalf of daughter, R, T) – Manchester

Careless Driving / Fail to Stop / Fail to Report – Case dropped before it got to court

This client received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and a requirement to provide driver information (pursuant to s.172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988). Within weeks BB Law Ltd had persuaded the police to drop the whole case. The client provided the following feedback –

“Bobby thank you for your input into my case. I feel sure that your timely communication with my local constabulary prevented this case escalating to a potentially points bearing court appearance. I think this demonstrates the importance of involving a specialist in motoring cases, such as yourself, at the earliest stage to obtain the best outcome. Once again many thanks. Hope I wont need you again but know I can count on you if necessary. I think I can safely say that other of my colleagues will be using your services as and when required. Regards.” – Mr R, S – Derby

Excess Alcohol and Fail to Stop charges dropped after BB Law point out police procedural failure

This case went all the way to trial but on the morning of trial the CPS were persuaded to withdraw the fairly serious Drink Driving charge (and also a related Fail to Stop charge) after BB Law point out that the officer had made a procedural error and perhaps more importantly the officer had made inconsistent statements in relation to the issue. The client pleaded guilty to a related Fail to Report offence and walked away with 5 points on his licence, a small fine and a significant proportion of his legal costs refunded. These are his comments on the service BB Law provided to him –

“After facing a difficult case, I can honestly say that I have no regrets about selecting Bobby as my solicitor. Throughout the build up to both appearances at court he was not only there to support me, but his in-depth knowledge of driving laws gave me full confidence to put all of my trust into his decisions. With 3 charges, including an Excess Alcohol charge, he managed to convince the CPS along with some evidence to drop the Excess Alcohol and Fail to Stop in return for a guilty plea to my Fail to Report charge.

I would highly recommend Bobby for any motoring case, because he was such a help and with his fair prices it makes his service worthwhile as his desire and dedication to succeed in the court is second to none.” – Mr J, M – Staffordshire

Dangerous Driving, Fail to Stop & Fail to Report an accident – Case dropped

“For my part I appreciated the professional manner in which you controlled the interview, and I believe this was a significant influence on my son not being charged by the police. It demonstrates clearly what you offer as a dedicated motor offence service, as opposed to a general solicitor, and the advice we received from you was both balanced and obviously informed. Once again many thanks” – Mr D, M – Cheshire

NIP for Careless Driving, Fail to Stop & Fail to Report – Police agree to take no further action

“Many thanks for your email and letter. I, too, am extremely pleased with how this matter has turned out., and I thank you for your help and support throughout. With regard to the service I received, I found you to be extremely communicative and easy to talk to, and you explained matters very clearly. You responded immediately to my queries, whether by email or by phone, and I felt able to contact you at any time, knowing you would be supportive and deal with my queries/concerns very quickly, wherever possible. When you were not available, you explained why I may not hear from you immediately, which I did appreciate very much.

You also dealt with me very sympathetically, once you learned I am of a very nervous disposition. I was extremely frightened and upset when I received the notice of intended prosecution letter, and you helped me to remain as calm as possible about the whole thing. I was in shock about all of this, and you succeeded in making me feel that you would take control of this case and that I should not be overly anxious about it. I appreciate all of this and am very pleased I contacted you.” – Ms K, A – Buckinghamshire

Failing to Stop for a School Crossing Patrol – Not Guilty after trial & all costs refunded

“Here are a few comments which you may wish to include in your testimonials. You may also retain my e-mail and mobile numbers if any potential client may wish to contact me directly.

I’m delighted at the outcome of my hearing after a very stressful 6 months waiting for the case to come to court. From research you did it was apparent the police and local services did little to investigate the cause of previous alleged offences including mine, just prosecuted the motorist. I was determined and always confident I would prove my innocence but without your assistance and technical knowledge of the law this may have proved difficult. Due to the nature of the charge, obtaining assistance from a local solicitor was difficult as it was a contentious local issue.

Until a week before the case I intended to defend myself, then realised I needed help. From my initial contact with yourself, I always felt fully assured you would present my defence in a professional manner. We exchanged numerous e-mails during the week, many well after normal working hours, and I fully appreciate the travelling you did to the south of the country to represent me in court. I was greatly relieved when I was found not guilty, additionally to be awarded full costs against the CPS. I would have no hesitation in recommending BB Law to anybody who requires friendly, honest support and assistance.” – Mr P, H – Worthing

Police investigation for Dangerous Driving/Fail to Stop/Fail to Report – case dropped

“I’m really pleased with the service received. Having nearly 15 years of driving experience with no accidents I faced being taken off the road by either being disqualified or having to pay high yearly insurance premium of £2k+ because of the conviction codes on my license. After I got BBLaw to represent me I received a letter saying “no further police action will be taken”!!! I’ve got a feeling that would have been different hadn’t BBLaw helped me, so I can recommend him to anyone in a situation similar to mine. Always on time, very good communication skills, every single e-mail replied, every single phonecall answered or returned and I just felt being taken care of, which was just what I needed at that time. Worth every penny spent, THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH, BOBBY!” – Mr P, C – Guildford, Surrey

Serious accident – Careless Driving/Fail to Stop/Fail to Report – 2 offences dropped, 4 points, £100 fine and 66% of legal costs refunded

“Bobby from BBLaw was the first to answer his phone immediately when I was first looking for a solicitor and was patient when listening to my case. I did not fully understand the implications of the summons I was dealing with, and he was very realistic with the possible courses of action. After reviewing the case fully, his advice was to negotiate one guilty plea for careless driving in exchange for the prosecution to drop two charges, fail to stop and fail to report. While he did not expect such a great outcome, we ended up with only 4 points for careless driving. I could have lost my license as a new driver if I got 6 or more points, but he convinced the magistrate that although a fairly serious accident occurred, it was just a momentary lapse of attention. I would recommend Bobby to anyone, even if he would have to travel to a distant court. He is efficient and thorough with answering questions, and makes himself available during evenings and weekends.” – Mrs S, B – Ilford, Essex

Careless Driving, Fail to Stop & Fail to Report Accident – All allegations dropped by police

“My wife received a NIP for careless driving, failure to stop and report in relation to an alleged accident in a carpark. My wife did not recall the incident and was extremely distressed as she was already going through a traumatic pregnancy. My wife was in particular concerned that a criminal record could negatively impact her career plans as she is training in a field where she is constantly subject to police CRB checks. I phoned a number of different so called motor legal firms on her behalf (very stressed myself). I was quoted by one legal firm £2,000 + VAT to fight the NIP on technicalities! I was also told by most firms that motoring offences do not show up on CRB checks, which is also technically incorrect if they are court convictions.

Bobby was great from the beginning, he gave me confidence as he had a good grasp of the law. He explained that the charges were serious potential offences, but that he could come up with a strategy that could seek to stop the matter going to court, get my wife on a driver improvement plan or mitigate charges. Bobby was patient throughout and regularly corresponded with us though email and phone calls. It was great to have someone on side to vent to and felt was fighting our cause. Bobby was good at managing us as a client and explained the criminal justice process and that we needed to let him manage the police officers in a calm manner and not to show panic.

I got an email from Bobby today and he told me that he’d spoken to the police officer on the case and explained the situation. The officer was very sympathetic to the situation my wife and agreed to take no further action. Bobby has saved us a fortune on insurance and on explanations to my wife’s potential employers. This was all for an agreed fee less than his competitors. First class job Bobby!” – Mr N, D – Hertfordshire

Careless Driving / Fail to Stop / Fail to Report an Accident – Case Dropped & all costs refunded

“I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to BB Law Solicitors, for saving my licence and livelihood. I found myself in a very unfortunate position. I am a HGV driver, and was accused of hitting a car with my lorry and driving away without exchanging details. I did recall being on the road in question, but was positive I did not hit another vehicle. I was contacted by the police and asked to attend the police station for an interview. I was very worried as I have never been in this position before. I contacted BB Law, and after a telephone conversation I felt really reassured about my case. I was accompanied to the interview by Bobby Bell, which went well, despite the police and my employer attempts to get me to admit to something I didn’t do. During the interview Bobby had to have some firm words with the officer. A few days before my court date I got a telephone call from Bobby to say the case was dropped. This was due to Bobby’s professionalism and attention to detail. Thanks a lot Bobby.” – Mr D, G – HGV Driver, Birmingham

Careless Driving / Fail to Stop / Fail to Report allegation

“I was driving a brand new 40 foot articulated lorry and was accused of damaging another vehicle before driving off. I knew I was innocent but the police seemed intent on getting me to admit I had damaged this car. Bobby came with me to the interview, had a quiet, polite word with the police constable pointing out the total lack of evidence and the whole case was dropped less than a fortnight later! Better still he sent me a letter to give to my insurer and employer, which confirmed I was a victim of a false allegation. Brilliant service” – Mr P, B – Macclesfield, Cheshire

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