DAYTONA BEACH HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
SEMINOLE COUNTY LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT LAWYER
Leaving the scene of an accident, also referred to as leaving the scene of a crash or hit and run, is a serious criminal offense in Florida. Under state law, a driver may face jail, probation, fines and driver's license suspension. If the accident causes serious bodily injury or death state prison is a possibility. Leaving the scene of an accident can also count as a strike towards a habitual traffic offender suspension. Specific penalties will vary depending upon the amount of damage the accident caused. If property damage was the only effect of the accident, the case will be charged as a misdemeanor. If someone was injured, the penalties will be more extreme and could be charged as a felony.
Attorney Kevin J. Pitts at Thero, Riecks & Pitts is an experienced Daytona Beach leaving the scene of an accident attorney. Mr. Pitts also handles Seminole County hit and run charges. Being accused of leaving the scene of an accident is a serious situation that should be addressed by a lawyer as soon as possible. That is why we offer a free consultation to discuss your legal matter and determine how we can help. Our skilled lawyers represent clients throughout Volusia County and Seminole County in Florida.
LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH PENALTIES IN FLORIDA
If a driver is involved in an auto accident they must stop and exchange contact information and provide medical assistance. The failure to do so is a criminal offense which may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the facts of the case.
Leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage is a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in county jail and a fine of up to $500.
Leaving the scene of an accident causing injury is a third degree felony offense, punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Leaving the scene of an accident causing death is a first degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
If you are accused of leaving the scene of an accident in Seminole County or Volusia County attorney Kevin J. Pitts can help. Mr. Pitts handles leaving the scene of a crash cases in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, South Daytona, Holly Hill, DeLand, Deltona, DeBary, Orange City, Volusia County, Sanford, Lake Mary, Winter Springs, Longwood, Altamonte Springs and Seminole County. Kevin Pitts is also a Daytona Beach DUI attorney.