Hit And Run Attorneys Serving Ft Myers, Florida
Leaving the Scene of an Accident Lawyers In Lee County
The experienced criminal defense lawyers at Finebloom & Haenel have defended numerous clients facing criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident. Whether this auto accident resulted in only property damage or caused serious bodily injury, you may face misdemeanor or felony charges and the potential of serious criminal penalties if you are convicted. In addition to imprisonment, fines and other criminal penalties, you may also have 6 points assessed on your driving record and this can result in increased insurance rates or license suspension if you accumulate enough points in a given time period.
If you or someone you know has been accused of leaving the scene of an accident in Fort Myers or the surrounding areas in Lee County, Florida, do not hesitate to contact a criminal defense attorney at our firm. We can review the circumstances of your charges and the accident in order to determine how to best defend your case. Best of all, we offer a free initial case evaluation with a skilled lawyer to help you get started.
Lee County Hit and Run Charges
Leaving the scene of an accident is also commonly referred to as a “hit and run”. This occurs when a driver is involved in an auto accident of some kind and then flees the scene rather than staying and exchanging insurance and driver information. Unless the driver is unconscious, seriously injured or otherwise physically incapable of remaining at the scene to render assistance to others and exchange contact information, leaving the scene of an accident is a serious criminal offense.
If only property damage occurred because of the accident, you will likely face misdemeanor charges. If someone was seriously injured or died as a result of the auto accident, you may face felony charges for this offense. Depending on the charges, a conviction can result in a short term of imprisonment in county jail or years in state prison.
Contact a criminal defense lawyer at Finebloom & Haenel today to see how we can help you fight your Lee County hit and run charges.