Leaving Scene of Accident — Florida Lawyers
Do You Know the Penalty for Leaving an Accident Scene?
Leaving the scene of an accident, commonly known as hit and run, is a serious crime. The penalties depend on the outcome of the accident. If you hit another motor vehicle or a structure and there was property damage, you could face a fine and jail time if convicted. If the accident resulted in an injury or death, the penalties are much more severe.
If you have been charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Orlando or elsewhere in Central Florida, or you believe you will be charged with this crime and you want to learn about your options, The Umansky Law Firm can help. Contact us to schedule a confidential and free initial consultation. Call (407) 228-3838
You Are Required by Law to Report Accidents
If the owner of the property you hit with your car is present, you have to provide your name, contact information and driver's license information. If the owner is not present, you are required to report the accident to law enforcement. Leaving a note is not sufficient, because it could be blown away or removed by someone other than the property owner.
If the victim was harmed in the accident, you must call 911 or get help. If you leave the scene without taking the required actions, you could face criminal charges. We defend against:
- Leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage
- Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury
- Leaving the scene of an accident involving death
Defense Against All Hit-and-Run Charges
Did you leave the scene of the accident because you had a few drinks and were worried that you would be accused of drunk driving? Did you have a warrant out for your arrest? Did you simply panic? Did you actually leave a note and think that would be sufficient? No matter what happened, our leaving the scene of an accident lawyers can provide the aggressive defense representation you need.