May 08

Is Fail to Remain a Criminal Offence?

Yes, in Canada, fail to remain is a criminal offense under the Criminal Code of Canada, and it can also be laid as a Highway Traffic Act offence.

Fail to remain refers to the offense of leaving the scene of an accident without stopping to provide assistance and information as required by law. This includes situations where a person is involved in a collision with another vehicle, a pedestrian, or property and fails to remain at the scene.

If a person is found guilty of fail to remain, they can face criminal penalties such as fines, imprisonment, or a combination of both. Additionally, their driver’s license may be suspended, and they may be required to pay restitution to the victim(s) of the accident. The severity of the offense depends on the circumstances of the accident. If the accident resulted in bodily harm or death, the offense is more serious and can result in a longer prison sentence.

I Have Been Charged with a Driving Offence, What Do I Need to Do?

Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh represents individuals charged with all driving offences, such as DUI, fail to remain, flight from police, etc. Throughout our years of practicing, we have developed an expertise in properly representing people charged with driving offences to help individuals avoid criminal records and driving suspensions. We are regularly representing people charged across all cities in Ontario such as Cobourg, Minden, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

Please call Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers by calling 416-613-0416 or by e-mailing