Leaving the Scene of an Accident


The attorneys of Stuart's Colter Law Group represent individuals who have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. In the state of Florida, leaving the scene of an accident, or "hit and run" as it is more commonly called, is an arrestable offense. If you are caught and convicted, you could be facing jail, fines, and a suspension of your Florida driver's license. At the Colter Law Group, our criminal defense lawyers recognize that many individuals panic when they are involved in a traffic collision. In other words, not everyone who flees from an accident scene is intending to commit a crime. Contact our Martin County law office to discuss the details of your car crash.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida

If you are involved in an accident, you have the obligation to remain on scene until the police arrive. If this is not practical, you are legally required to exchange information with the other driver. If you are in an accident that resulted in property damage and you leave the scene, it is a misdemeanor. If the accident involved injuries to another person and you flee from the scene, it is classified as a third-degree felony in the State of Florida. Individuals leave the scene of an accident for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they have an unrelated emergency. The accident may have occurred in a hazardous location, and remaining on scene could present a danger to the driver. Whatever your reason was for not remaining on the scene of a crash, it is important that you speak to an experienced, reputable criminal defense lawyer immediately. If your car collision occurred in or near Martin County, FL, contact the Colter Law Group in Stuart.

Professional Traffic Defense Lawyers of South Florida

Whether you were arrested for hit and run or you left the scene of an accident and are expecting the police to show up at your door, getting an attorney involved as early as possible is your best chance at beating your charge or being given a lighter sentence. Do not turn yourself into the police before speaking to one of our criminal defense lawyers. If you do need to come forward, do it with a battle-tested traffic crime lawyer on your side. To discuss your vehicle crash and any pending charges associated with it, contact the attorneys of Stuart's Colter Law Group at (772) 888-0883.