Failure To Provide Driver Details / Furnish Information (MS90 Conviction)

Hundreds of thousands of notices of intended prosecution are issued by the police each year.  Thousands of motorists find themselves appearing before the courts accused of failing to furnish the required information as to the identity of the driver who has been alleged to have committed a road traffic offence.

Brian Koffman & Co. has an outstanding record in such cases, achieving a 96% positive result rate. 

If you have been charged with failing to furnish identification of the driver call us for a free no obligation discussion about your options.  Whether you are looking to defend the case entirely or pleading guilty with a view to securing the lowest possible points or wanting to avoid a disqualification, we can help. 

What is failing to furnish identification?

Failing to furnish the identification of a driver is either not furnishing the information at all or not furnishing sufficient information.

A notice of intended prosecution will be initially sent to the registered keeper of a vehicle and it is his obligation to either identify the driver or give such information as he can to enable the police to identify the driver.  

If you are convicted

The sentence for such an offence is a fine and either six penalty points or a disqualification for an individual, or a fine for a limited company.  

If you are pleading guilty we can, in some circumstances, to persuade the prosecution to allow you to plead guilty to the original road traffic offence for which the penalty might be less than six points. 

If you are convicted of failing to furnish and already have six or more points on your licence, you could be at risk of being disqualified if you have accumulated twelve or more points in total.  This could lead to a disqualification of at least six months under the totting-up provisions. 

We have won many cases in the Magistrates’ Courts and the Crown Courts arguing exception hardship, as a result of which our clients either had their disqualification reduced or avoided disqualification all together. 

Please click on Exceptional Hardship for more information. 

Special Reasons

In some cases, there may be special reasons not to endorse a licence.  This may include an offence committed as a result of you being misled.

if you are convicted of failing to furnish and already have six or more points on your licence, you could be at risk of being disqualified in you have accumulated twelve or more points in total.  this could lead to a disqualification of at least six months under the totting-up provisions.

We have won many cases in the Magistrtes' Courts and the crown Courts arguing exceptional hardship, as a result of which our client either had their disqualification reduced or avoided disqualification all together. 

Brian Koffman & Co. can help you

It is important to get specialist legal advice as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of success in a fail furnish case.  We have a long history of success in cases of this nature and can provide expert advice, assistance and representation. 

Among the defences which may be available are: 

  • The notice or notices were never received
  • The information was sent to the police
  • There was no alleged traffic offence in the first place
  • The notice of intended prosecution sent to the registered keeper was not served within the required period of fourteen days
  • The notices were incorrectly addressed to the recipient

  

Contact us today

For specialist legal advice about your fail furnish case, get in touch with Brian Koffman & Co. today.  Call 0161 832 3852 or submit an enquiry.