• by Eli Moore Traffic Attorney

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER LEAVE THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT


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Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime with maximum penalties potentially adding up to thousands of dollars in fines and years in prison. The consequences for driving away from the scene of a car accident vary, depending on whether anyone was hurt or the driver has prior convictions for the same driving offense. These are the charges and penalties you may face in New York State if you drive away from the scene of a car accident:

  • If neither a person or animal was hurt, one can be charged with a traffic infraction that can have a maximum punishment of 15 days in jail and $250.

  • If someone was hurt, leaving the scene can be considered a Class A misdemeanor which will stay on your permanent record. You can face a one- year prison sentence and a $500-1000 fine.

  • If you only failed to show the policeman your driver's license and ID you can be charged with a class B misdemeanor and the consequences could be 90 days in jail and a $500 fine.

  • If someone was seriously injured or if you have been convicted of leaving the scene in the past you can be convicted of a class E felony and receive up to 4 years in prison with a fine of $1000-$2,500.

  • If you left the scene of an accident and someone had died, you can be convicted of a class D felony and face seven years in jail with a fine of $2,000-$5,000.

There are many plausible defenses that can help you avoid maximum sentences if you have been charged with leaving the scene of a car accident. Be sure to seek representation from an experienced traffic lawyer who can help you.

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