In may I was parking my car in coney island New York. I hit a parked car and I look at the window I didnt see any damage that I know off . I was nervous so I left. A month later I received a letter from my insurance saying that I had a accident and I didnt report someone saw what happened wrote the plate number and that I have to file a mv 104 form and send them a copy and one to the dmv. I did that and my insurance is going to pay for the damages in the car. Can I be charged with felony E for the hit and run for the property damage. I havent receive nothing no ticket no letter nothing it been almost three months ...what going to happen to me im so scared i dont want to be charged with a crime and go to jail. I didnt know i committed a hit and run
If it is only property damage you can be charged with a violation, not a crime.
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Lesson learned. It is hit and run. However, because it apparently involved property damage only, I would not be too concerned about what the police might do. I'd be more concerned about what your insurance company might do.
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It doesn't sound like you are going to get a police summons for leaving the scene of an accident (would have probably happened already), but your insurance company is probably not going to be happy about it. I would also advise you not to admit in writing anywhere that you left the scene of an accident. Just still to the facts that you hit a parked car.
Since nobody was injured, the worst case would be that you would be charged with a violation, which is not a crime, for leaving the scene. It's unlikely that you will be charged at this late date.
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