Municipal court notice for Leaving the scene of minor accident, no injuries. What worse can be in store?

1st traffic offense, am a new driver & left because the vehicle was an emergency vehicle with flashing light didn't wanted to block it, i didn't had any malicious intentions

Jersey City, NJ -

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Christian K. Lassen II

Christian K. Lassen II

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Philadelphia, PA
Answered

The driver of any vehicle knowingly involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle, including his own vehicle, or other property which is attended by any person shall immediately stop his vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible, but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of such accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of subsection (c) of this section. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. Any person who shall violate this subsection shall be fined not less than $200 nor more than $400, or be imprisoned for a period of not more than 30 days, or both, for the first offense, and for a subsequent offense, shall be fined not less than $400 nor more than $600, or be imprisoned for a period of not less than 30 days nor more than 90 days or both.

Bottom line is retain a local criminal lawyer to fight.

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Michael A Ferrara Jr

Michael A Ferrara Jr

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Cherry Hill, NJ
Answered

Hire a Jersey City lawyer. Call Craig Hoogstra

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James Alexander Abate

James Alexander Abate

DUI / DWI Attorney - Westfield, NJ
Answered

My office handles motor vehicle offenses and frequently appear in the municipal court of Jersey City. This is a common violation that we see (leaving the scene) and the penalties are severe. A first offense carries a longer suspension than a DWI 6 months) and up to 8 points. The more common variety is a bumper tap in a parking lot and a party leaves. This is the less common variety, a active hit and run. From your statement it sounds like you hit an emergency vehicle and left the scene. That is something that the prosecutor could take quite seriously. Jersey city tends to be a reasonable court to deal with, but they may give a case like this extra scrutiny. I highly recommend you retain a lawyer. Call my office if you would like a free consultation.

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Dean P Murray

Dean P Murray

Immigration Attorney - Hoboken, NJ
Answered

Call me for a free consultation. I practice regularly in Hudson County. There is too much at stake for you to risk not hiring an attorney. I can be reached at (201)875-2600, (alternatively, my email is dmurray@deanmurraylaw.com).

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John George Ducey

John George Ducey

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Brick, NJ
Answered

Possible but unlikely jail. License suspension, points and fine definite. An attorney can work with you and the facts and get the beast deal possible for you.

John Ducey
732-458-5600

Herbert Ira Ellis

Herbert Ira Ellis

Personal Injury Lawyer - Freehold, NJ
Answered

You may be held responsible for property damage and fined, if this is your first offense.
Any subsequent offenses may result in harsher penalties .
I highly recommend that you consult with an experienced attorney !
Good luck to you !

Michael Shemtoub

Michael Shemtoub

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

You do need an attorney before court. It is not a good idea to represent yourself on criminal charges.
Good Luck
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