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Daytona Beach Hit & Run Attorney

Charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident?

Under Florida law it’s a crime to leave the scene of an accident without first stopping to exchange information and provide help if need be. Any person found leaving the scene of an accident will face misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident.

In general, the penalties for leaving the scene include:

  • Leaving the scene of an accident where property damage occurred: Second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and up to $500 in fines.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident where injury occurred: Third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
  • Leaving the scene of an accident where death occurred: First degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Vehicular homicide or involuntary manslaughter charges may also be brought against the defendant as well.

How a “Leaving the Scene” Defense Lawyer Can Help

Leaving the scene of an accident, sometimes referred to as “hit and run,” is a serious offense, one that prosecutors and law enforcement agents will not take lightly. They will come after you aggressively, prosecuting you to the fullest extent of the law to ensure you are justly punished for your actions. The best way to protect yourself in the wake of hit & run charges is by retaining the services of a skilled defense attorney. An experienced hit & run defense lawyer will know how to prepare a strong defense case to maximize your chances of avoiding a conviction.

If you’ve been charged with leaving the scene and are looking for a knowledgeable and dedicated Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney to defend you in court, we can help. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we have been defending people against serious crimes for many years, and understand what is involved in preparing an effective defense. We would be more than happy to use our experience, skills, and resources to help you preserve your rights and freedom by aggressively fighting your charges at all stages of the legal process!

To learn more about our criminal defense services, please contact a Daytona Beach hit & run lawyer at our office today!

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