Also known as a hit and run, or leaving the scene of an accident. When you are involved in an accident, there are a number of things you are required by law to do. While some of them are obvious (don’t flee!) others are less obvious. Below, we will step through the requirements and various violations you could be charged with if you fail to meet those requirements. The video provides a general overview and the text after the video offers more detail.

There are 4 separate laws relating to what a driver must do following a non-injury accident, each covered separately below.

1. Failure to remain at the scene of an accident.

2. Failure to exchange information + Failure to render assistance

3. Failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

4. Failure to notify owner after striking a fixture or property.

Possible Consequences of a Conviction

Almost all of the charges noted above are class 1 misdemeanors, except as noted below. Consequences of a class 1 misdemeanor conviction could include:

Mitigating the Consequences of a Hit and Run Accident

Here are some things to consider if you are ever involved in a hit and run situation:

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