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Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Tampa Defense Lawyer for Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Have you been charged with a Hit-and-Run in Tampa, FL?

A conviction for leaving the scene of an accident can lead to serious consequences. Under Florida law, the driver may face jail or prison, fines, court costs, probation, court-ordered restitution, and/or suspension of his or her driver's license. The particular penalties will vary based on the type of accident. For example, intentionally or knowingly leaving the scene of an accident that caused an injury to another person is a third-degree felony and carries a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment.

If you have been charged with a hit-and-run or leaving the scene of an accident, an experienced Tampa criminal defense attorney can protect your legal rights and help you to minimize or avoid possible negative consequences.

 

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Penalties

Tampa Hit-and-Run Charge and Penalties

• Leaving the scene of an accident with property damage is a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and up to a $500 fine. See §316.063, Florida Statutes.

• Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury is a third-degree felony offense, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. See §316.027, Florida Statutes.

• Leaving the scene of an accident causing death is a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. See §316.027, Florida Statutes.

 

Tampa Leaving the Scene of an Accident Defense Attorney

It is advantageous to contact a Tampa defense lawyer soon after being accused of or arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. Regardless of the circumstance of your case, the Capaz Law Firm will provide an aggressive defense to obtain the most favorable outcome.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and are facing charges for a hit-and-run or leaving the scene of an accident, contact Tampa criminal lawyer Dereck Capaz today at (813) 440-2700 for a free initial consultation.

 

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