In Michigan, you can criminally be charged with a misdemeanor for a hit and run. It is generally punishable by up to 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. In addition, additional consequences can be imposed by the secretary of state whereby your driver's license can get suspended and points can accumulate on your driving record. As a practice, you should always immediately report an accident.
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First, you must attend the pre-trial conference. The general rule is that defendants must appear at all hearings when it is a criminal matter. Secondly, the general procedure to delay your court date is to request an adjournment. I recommend that your Public Defender call the Prosecutor and find out whether he or she will stipulate to an adjournment. Otherwise, I recommend that your Public Defender request an Adjournment during the first pre-trial conference (at which you must attend)....