If you are in an accident and leave the scene, this has both civil and criminal ramnifications. Lawyers cannot guarantee results in hit and run accident cases. Also, since you and I were not witnesses, it is difficult to state the extent of what occurred. We would be making assumptions about the facts of the auto accident and her case that may or may not be correct. Call a local attorney to discuss this with her and review the case in detail.
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There are civil and criminal penalties for causing an automobile accident and then leaving the scene. Your sister would be liable for the property damage she caused as well as injuries to the driver if he or she was sitting in the car while it was parked. Furthermore, while you are likely correct that she would only be charged with a misdemeanor offense in this case, it's possible that if someone was in the car and they suffered bodily injury (or death), your sister could be charged with a felony. I would recommend retaining a lawyer to help her through this situation. It's in her best interest to not speak to anyone or sign any statements until she has consulted with an attorney.
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