Accidents happen to everyone. More often than not, the accident is minor, and it occurs in a safe area. However, sometimes accidents occur in unfamiliar locales, where a driver may not feel comfortable pulling over immediately. Sometimes, an accident may cause an individual to suffer confusion, resulting in a situation where the driver of a vehicle doesn’t know what to do. In these situations, individuals may find themselves criminally liable for leaving the scene of an accident.
If you've been accused, call our Weston criminal defense lawyer now at (954) 371-0770.
Florida law requires that the driver of any vehicle involved in a crash, which results in damage to person or property, must immediately stop at the scene of the crash (or as close thereto as possible), and remain at the scene in order to give information and render aid.
Failure to immediately stop and remain at the scene could result in a conviction for a second degree misdemeanor. Anyone convicted of leaving the scene of an accident not only faces a criminal record, but also a 60 day jail sentence and a hefty fine.
There are defenses available for individuals accused of leaving the scene of an accident. Call our Weston criminal defense lawyer now to discuss the available defenses to your case. Schedule your free initial consultation.