Charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident?
Perhaps you were scared or couldn”t find a safe place to stop your car after your accident, so you kept driving. But now you”ve been arrested for hit and run and you don’t know what to do.
State law requires drivers to stop after an accident, even if no one has been injured. Failure to do so can result in charges for failure to stop and render aid for accidents with injuries or failure to stop and give information for accidents that do not result in injuries.
Things drivers must do after an accident:
- Share name and address
- Give insurance information
- Provide registration number of car involved
- Show proof of driver’s license
- Provide assistance to anyone injured in the accident, usually by calling an emergency medical provider
Leaving the scene of an accident involving death or injury can result in third-degree felony charges, which carry a punishment of two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Accidents involving property damage and no injuries or death can result in a Class B misdemeanor charge, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Hire the Aggressive Attorneys at Carroll Troberman, PLLC
Criminal defense attorneys Meredith “Shelly” Troberman and Blair Carroll fight aggressively to protect the rights of their clients. They know how to negotiate with the prosecution to get the best possible outcome for your case, and in cases where they cannot negotiate the deal best deal for you, they aren”t afraid to go to trial. Contact Carroll Troberman, PLLCtoday for aggressive criminal defense at 512-478-3800