Please remember, if you are driving and cause damage to another car or piece of property, you are required to stop and leave your name and contact information. If you fail to do this and leave the area where the accident occurred you could be charged with criminal traffic infraction under Florida law called Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.
What is Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage?
This crime is a second misdemeanor in Florida and carries and maximum penalty of 6 months in county jail. Many times people will call my office who simply panicked after hitting another car and then left the area without contacting the other driver and leaving their information. As a result, they are facing criminal prosecutor for a minor fender-bender. If you or a family member have been charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage and have questions about your case please feel free to call my office in Orlando, Florida at (407) 415-9626 for a free case evaluation. I look forward to speaking with you.