Leaving the scene of an accident can be a split second decision that can end up costing you the rest of your life. If you get into a traffic crash in Florida and there is any damage to a vehicle or injury to a person you are supposed to exchange insurance information and call the police so a report can be made. If you leave the scene of the accident you can be charged with a criminal offense and arrested or given a notice to appear in court.
This can be a very scary experience especially if you did not know you were supposed to stay or you didn't even know you hit someone.
There are possible defenses to this which can result in the charges being dismissed or reduced down to a non-criminal charge such as a simple civil citation.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident is a criminal charge that could result in a misdemeanor on your permanent record, loss of your driver's license, and jail time. It is a serious charge that can carry serious consequences.
This is a charge that I see a lot of college students at UCF get in trouble for. You should not risk your future by going to court alone and trying to deal with it. You need experienced representation.
If you find yourself in this situation and have been charged with a crime contact the Law Office of Corey Cohen for a free and confidential consultation.