Hit and Run Ticket
Proper protocol for how to behave in case of an accident varies from state to state but is often dependent on whether or not property was damaged or the accident resulted in injury or death to a driver, passenger, or pedestrian. In case of all car accidents, state traffic laws require drivers to stay put and follow certain procedures. Leaving an accident in which you were involved may be the worst possible thing you could do. Leaving the scene after colliding with another vehicle on the road could result in your being issued a hit and run ticket.
How Is a Hit and Run Ticket Issued?
No matter who is at fault, if you leave the site of an accident and fail to exchange insurance information with the other driver, you may be charged with a hit and run. Usually, a letter will be sent requesting you visit the police station to discuss the traffic incident. After you stop by the station, you will most likely receive a letter in the mail with a court date and a charge for a hit and run.
What Are the Consequences?
A hit and run ticket charges individuals with a misdemeanor or criminal offense. At minimum, you should expect to be put on probation, pay a $1000 fine and possibly see 2 or 3 points added to your license record. Any combination of these repercussions can result from a hit and run.
How Do I Handle a Hit and Run Ticket?
Occasionally, in hit and run cases, a civil compromise can be reached. This is where the other party agrees to drop the hit and run charges. Should you receive a hit and run ticket, consult a traffic ticket attorney to see what your chances are of reaching a civil compromise.
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