Ft Lauderdale Hit And Run Criminal Defense Lawyer

Ft Lauderdale  Hit and Run Attorney

Leaving the scene of an accident attorney

It happens every day in Broward  County. Good people are involved in traffic collisions. Panic or confusion sets in. They continue to drive after the accident, and leave the scene. Now they are faced with criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident. If there were injuries or someone was killed in the crash criminal charges are worse. You may be facing assitional charges of criminal vehicular manslaughter.

Criminal Charges For Leaving the Scene of an Accident

If accused of Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida, you need to know that:

Florida Statute 316.061, specifically states that you have "hit and run" if you were  involved in an accident or crash with another person's property and you willfully left  the scene of the accident or crash without providing your  name, address, registration information, and driver's license to the owner of the property.

 

Hit And Run For A Crash Involving Injury or Death

Florida Statute 316.027, specifically states that  if you are  involved in an accident  that results in injury or death to any person, including a passenger, the person  you must: stop immediately, provide your information to the other drivers and give  assistance.

Guy Seligamn is An Experienced Criminal Defense Attoreny For Leaving The Scene Of An Accident

Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Property Damage Could Mean

  • Sixty (60) days in jail.
  • Six (6) months of probation.
  • A fine up to $500.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Injury Could Mean

  • Five (5) years in prison.
  • Five (5) years of probation.
  • A fine up to $5,000.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death Could Mean

  • Thirty (30) years in prison.
  • Thirty (30) years of probation.
  • A fine up to $10,000.

You Will Need A Good Defense to Leaving the Scene of The Ft Lauderdale  Accident And An Experienced Hit and Run/ Leaving the Scene Lawyer