leaving the scene of an accident explained


Leaving the scene of an accident occurs when the driver of a vehicle flees after having been involved in an accident which resulted in property damage or injury.


The prosecution must prove:


  • You had knowledge of the accident and knew it had occurred
  • That the accident was the cause of injury or property damage

I will make sure that you are not unfairly punished for something that you are innocent of.


Penalties in Florida


A hit and run accident which causes minimal damage is classified as a misdemeanor. Most hit and runs are felonies. When a hit and run occurs and a person is injured, this is a 3rd degree felony charge; the maximum sentence for which is 5 years in state prison. If a person dies, the driver may be charged with a 1st degree felony, punishable by up to a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.


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The material on this page represents general legal advice. Since the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained here may be out of date. It is always best to consult a criminal defense attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular case.