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When you first were learning to drive, you were likely taught what to do in the event of a car accident – you pull over, exchange information with any other drivers or witnesses, and call 911 if necessary. Many people involved in crashes often end up waiting at the scene of the accident for an extended period of time until everything has been addressed and settled. If someone fails to stop after an accident, it is not only disrespectful to other drivers, but it can also result in criminal charges for that driver.
Hit and Run
The crime of leaving the scene of an accident is also commonly referred to as “hit and run.” The offense carries serious penalties for the driver who allegedly left the scene and these penalties can vary in each individual case. The most important thing to know if you have been accused of leaving the scene of an accident is that you should consult with a skilled Miami hit and run lawyer as soon as possible to help you with your case.
Consequences Of Leaving The Scene
If you are accused of leaving the scene of an accident, you may be charged, and the potential penalties depend on the circumstances of the crash. If you have been accused of a hit and run in Miami, you may face heavy consequences.
- Property Damage: Leaving the scene of an accident that caused property damage is a second-degree misdemeanor and a conviction can mean a $500 fine and/or up to 60 days in jail.
- Bodily Injuries:
- Third-Degree Felony: Leaving the scene of an accident that caused injuries to another person (other than serious bodily injuries) is a third-degree felony and a conviction can mean a $5,000 fine and/or up to 5 years in prison. § 316.027(2)(a), Fla. Stat.
- Second-Degree Felony: Leaving the scene of an accident that caused serious bodily injuries to another person (other than serious bodily injuries) is a second-degree felony and a conviction can mean a $10,000 fine and/or up to 15 years in prison. Also revocation of your driver’s license for at least 3 years. § 316.027(2)(b), Fla. Stat.
- First-Degree Felony: Leaving the scene of an accident that caused the death of another person can be charged as a first-degree felony, carrying a potential punishment of $10,000 fine and/or up to 30 years behind bars. Also revocation of your driver’s license for at least 3 years. § 316.027(2)(c), Fla. Stat.
As you can see, leaving the scene of an accident can change your life if another person died or was seriously injured. Whether you truly believed you had a justified reason to leave the scene, or you were wrongfully accused, you need an aggressive defense attorney representing you and protecting your rights.
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How A Hit And Run Lawyer Can Help
A skilled lawyer can help in many ways in your hit and run criminal case. First, an attorney can present any legal defenses that may apply in your case. The most common defense is often that you had no idea that an accident occurred, so did not know you needed to stop. In addition, your attorney can argue that it was a different vehicle that left the scene. In addition to presenting legal defenses, a lawyer can plea bargain with prosecutors for a reduced charge or sentence.
Contact Us If You Have Been Accused Of A Hit And Run In Miami
If you have been accused of leaving the scene of an accident, you should speak with an attorney immediately. The outcome of a hit and run in Miami case can have a significant impact on your future, so it is critical to maximize your chances of obtaining a favorable result.
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