The failure to report an accident or failure to remain at the scene of an accident are very serious charges. As the police solicit a response from the accused, they may be tempted to make an admission of guilt or to provide information that may lead to a conviction against them. We suggest consulting a paralegal representative before a word is spoken to the police.
We have experience at fail to report and fail to remain cases. We know the ins and outs of these investigations, and are more than willing to do what we can to help. In any investigation, there must be proof that the accused was the one who committed the offence. That is not something always provable yet those who go into court alone and without the resources to fight these charges may end up seeing a conviction against them when there did not need to be. At worst, this may include a sizable fine, a prison sentence, a significant and permanent impact on one’s driving record and insurance rates, and a permanent black mark against them in the eyes of the law.
It is never too late to hire a defense paralegal, we recommend as early in the process as is possible. After all, this is something that will be retained on your permanent record, having significant long-term consequences.