I grazed a parked, unoccupied car in a parking deck. There are more than likely security cameras in the parking deck, but I panicked and fled without leaving a note. I was able to wipe off marks from my own car and did the same to the other vehicle. Dim lighting, could've left a mark. I have no prior law infractions, at all. I was involved in one minor automobile collision prior (rear bumper hit by an oncoming car while making a left turn; i was at fault). Attended driver's education post getting license in 2011. Possible penalties, advice, and/or chances of prosecution would be greatly appreciated.
I can't speak specifically to SC law (I'm only admitted in CA), but generally speaking if you hit another vehicle most jurisdictions require you to make a reasonable effort to notify the owner (i.e. leave a note or some effort like that). Hit and run laws in your state may have some minimum damage requirement, that may not apply if the damage was as minimal as you describe.
Now there are two schools of thought on whether you "turn yourself in" or not. One, says don't do it and be sure to have an attorney if you later get questioned. The other is to report it, given that "coming clean" will make it less likely that you'll be charged with a "hit and run" if you were honest about it, on the theory that if they do have to track you down and eventually catch up to you, the "hit and run" charge will be more likely to be pursued and stick. Personally, I opt for the honest approach. If you have insurance, that should cover you for your error.
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Definitely don't do anything like this again. Everybody makes mistakes, as long as you learn from them, right? Hopefully the scrape on the other car was extremely minor like the one on yours.
I was in CVS one time and a lady came running in. She hit my Tahoe's bumper from behind and caused a quarter sized dent. I calmed her down and said don't worry about it.
Good luck to you.
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