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I'd like to clarify the following: When you said that "..It would not be more expensive to plead in person.", are you saying that it is less expensive to respond to summons and turn up on the date?
My rationale for asking whether the solicitor is advising me in such a way to make more money, is that hypothetically speaking, after reading the details of my case, he may feel that I should respond as "not guilty" to both offences on that summons day in person, instead of responding to it and then I would have to pay for another session with him for another court date. My concern is that he might want to stretch out my case more than is necessary, hence my suggestion of the potential money making.
Do you think it is reasonable to plead guilty to failing to stop at an accident which you did not cause? In other words, is it an offence for me to not stop at an accident in which the other party ran into my vehicle? Personally, I don't see why I should plead guilty to something I did not do.
You state "...So, yes it is an offence to stop and report whether the other party was to blame or not. You may have a defence to the careless driving but not the failing to stop."
Surely you mean 'It is an offence to NOT stop and report' regardless of who caused the accident?
At a summons hearing, what exactly would a solicitor do?