In Florida, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, also known as “Hit and Run,” occurs when one person unlawfully departs from the site of a motor vehicle accident. This charge may be classified as a felony or misdemeanor, depending on whether the accident result in death or injury.Learn More
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In Florida, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, also known as “Hit and Run,” occurs when one person unlawfully departs from the site of a motor vehicle accident. This charge may be classified as a felony or misdemeanor, depending on whether the accident result in death or injury.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident not involving death or injury is classified as a second degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to sixty (60) days in county jail, five (6) months probation, and a $500.00 fine
Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving Injury is classified as a third degree felony, which is punishable by up to five (5) years in prison, five (5) years probation, and a $5,000.00 fine.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving Death is classified as a first degree felony, which is punishable by up to thirty (30) years in prison.
The charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida may be referred to the Pretrial Intervention (PTI) Program in Florida. The PTI Program is run by the State Attorney’s Office in any particular county. PTI is generally reserved for defendant’s with a minimal prior criminal history.
The PTI Program is similar to probation, in the sense that a defendant must report to an officer, submit to random drug tests, participate in drug treatment, and comply with any specific requirements ordered by the State Attorney’s Office. The potential of having a Leaving the Scene of an Accident charge referred to the PTI Program requires details negotiations between a skilled Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney and the State Attorney’s Office.
If a defendant successfully completes the PTI Program, all criminal charges will be dropped.
If you have been arrested or charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida, including Jacksonville, Duval County, St. Johns, County, Nassau County, Clay County, Flagler County, or Northeast Florida, contact Rainka Law now. Michael Rainka is a skilled and aggressive Jacksonville Leaving the Scene of an Accident Attorney and Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer. The initial consultation is always free.
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