Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida
Orlando Hit and Run Lawyer
Leaving the scene of an accident, also known as a "hit and run," is a serious crime. The penalties for this crime increase in magnitude depending if the accident involves property damage, personal injury or death.
Leaving the scene of an accident that involves property damage:
- Second-degree misdemeanor
- Up to sixty days in jail
- Up to six months on probation
- Fine of up to $500
Leaving the scene of an accident that involves injury:
- Third-degree felony
- Up to five years in prison
- Possible five years of probation
- Fine of up to $5,000
Leaving the scene of an accident that involves death:
- First-degree felony
- Minimum of 21 months / maximum of 15 years in prison
- 15 years on probation
- Fine of up to $15,000
What Am I Legally Required to Do After an Accident?
If, as a result of the crash or injury you were physically incapacitated or unable to report the crash or accident, you are not required to leave your name, address, registration information and driver license information with the owner of the property. To know your rights and possible defenses call The Wiseman Law Firm immediately for a free initial consultation.
Orlando Hit & Run Attorney - (407) 708-9127
The Wiseman Law Firm has over 15 years of experience in handling such cases. We will investigate the case and try to prove that you had a legitimate reason to leave the scene and we will make the prosecution prove that you were behind the wheel at the time of the accident, which is very difficult under certain circumstances.
Call us at (407) 708-9127 any time, day or night for free advice from an experienced Orlando traffic attorney. We will fight for your rights.
We make it our priority to be accessible to clients. Available 24 hours a day, we will keep you continually updated on your case.
With experience as a former prosecutor, Attorney Wiseman has secured many successful results in high-stakes criminal cases.
Our law firm comes strongly recommended by past clients and by peers in the legal community. We are known for thorough preparation.
A former prosecutor, Attorney Wiseman brings over two decades' experience to each case, successfully advocating for his clients' rights.
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