By Florida Law, anyone who fails to stop and render aid to others after being involved in a traffic collision can be prosecuted for and found guilty of committing a Hit & Run. You must immediately stop your vehicle and then provide any other drivers involved with the appropriate information including your name and insurance. Failure to do so could result in either a misdemeanor or felony charge depending on the severity of the accident and any resulting damages, injuries, or deaths.
If anyone is injured, you must also notify the authorities which can be done quickly by dialing 9-1-1. A Hi & Run charge is a serious offence that will required the legal aid of an experiences and successful Traffic Defense Attorney.
Penalties for leaving the scene
Any driver who is charged with a Hit & Run faces several serious penalties. In the event the Hit & Run caused death or injury, the offender’s license will be suspended or revoked. If there is a DUI charge involved as well with the injury, a minimum two-year prison sentence is required as well. Beyond this, offenders who are found guilty can face:
· If any property was damaged – fines up to $500 and as long as 60 days in jail
· If any person was injured – fines up to $5,000 and as long as 5 years in prison or on probation
· If anyone perished – fines up to $10,000 and as long as 30 years in prison
The penalties are very severe. Do not attempt to face a Hit & Run charge on your own, but find a qualified and experienced Traffic Defense Attorney who has a proven track record of success in the court room.
Get a Defense Attorney Immediately
Simply put, you’re going to need help from someone who knows the ropes and is willing to put the time in to give your defense its best shot. The wrong attorney could mean spending years behind bars or paying thousands in fines. Don’t risk it, hire an attorney with a track record of in-court success defending Hit & Run cases here in Florida.
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