I backed into a vehicle and didn't notice any damage so I left. A few weeks later someone at the business where the accident happened approached me and said that I had caused damage. I willingly left them my info thinking It was the right thing to do. They called the police afte I left and I got a call today. The police department told me I will have to go to court to face 'leaving the scene' charges. The damage on my car that the investigating officer found doesn't match what happened. I backed into the car and the damage the officer found is on my front end. They also said that there was a witness. I was told that if I deny involvement they'll try to pin me with careless driving and failure to report an accident. They said they'd talk to the prosecutor since this is my first offense.
If the accident caused only vehicle damage, you could face up to 30 days in jail, six month driver’s license suspension, and fines reaching $400. In addition to criminal charges and the effect of a suspended driver’s license, a hit and run conviction can increase your insurance rates or cause you to lose your car insurance altogether. Please contact my office so we can set up a free consultation.
Simply retain a local criminal defense lawyer from your town and your odds of beating this will increase exponentially.
The answer does not create an attorney-client relationship and is for informational purposes only.
Lassen Law Firm
1515 Market St #1510
Philadelphia, PA 19102