Failure to report accident (Road Traffic Act 1988, section 170), Edinburgh JP Court, April 2016:
Our client was charged with failure to report an accident. It was alleged that she failed to stop after allegedly colliding with another vehicle. Our client’s position, corroborated by her granddaughter, was that there was no collision. When the case called for trial, the Crown moved to adjourn due to witness difficulties. We opposed the motion on the basis of prejudice not only to our client but to her young granddaughter who was appearing as a witness on her behalf. The court agreed. The Crown motion was refused and the case was thereafter deserted. At its highest, this offence can carry custodial sentences. Our client was hugely relieved with the outcome.