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Types of Crimes in Florida - Hit & Run

Posted by attorney John Phillips

Hit & Run The charge depends on the circumstances and severity of the accident. If you fail to stop and exchange information following an accident that results ONLY in property damage, you could face 2nd degree misdemeanor charges punishable by up to 60 days in jail and fines up to $500. Fl. Stat. §316.061. If the accident you were involved in resulted in someone being injured you will face far more serious 3rd degree felony charges that carry a potential sentence of up to 15 years and $10,000 in fines. Also, you will be required to pay restitution to the other driver and your driver's license can be revoked.

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