Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident
Defending DUI Cases in Polk County
Are you being accused of drunk driving and leaving the scene of an injury
accident? If so, then you are in a lot of legal hot water and need the
best defense representation you can find. At Colón & McNelis,
PA, both of our Polk County DUI attorneys are
former prosecutors. Together, we have
handled over 10,000 cases and
over 500 trials. We know what you are up against and we want to help you.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Under Section 316.027, all drivers involved in crashes resulting in injuries
must immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the crash until he or
she has fulfilled the requirements covered in Section 316.062 F.S., which includes:
- Provide their name, address, and vehicle registration number
- Upon request, exhibit his or her driver's license
- Seek medical assistance for anyone injured in the crash, and this could
mean calling an ambulance
- Report the crash to the nearest police
What are the penalties for fleeing the scene?
Under Section 316.027, the driver of any vehicle involved in a crash occurring
on public or private property that results in an injury or death must
stop at the scene and fulfill the above requirements. Any driver who leaves
the scene of an injury accident is guilty of a felony of the third degree,
- Up to 5 years in prison
- A maximum $5,000 fine
Any person who is involved in a crash involving death and leaves the scene
or fails to remain at the scene to fulfill the requirements covered in
§316.062, shall be guilty of a felony of the first degree, punishable by:
- Up to 30 years in prison or life imprisonment
- A maximum $10,000 fine
Anyone who commits such violation while driving under the influence will
be sentenced to a mandatory term of imprisonment of 2 years.
In trouble? Contact Colón & McNelis, PA for help!
At Colón & McNelis, PA, we have represented countless
DUI cases, all of which have had many different unique factors and circumstances.
Unfortunately, it is not unusual for a person's adrenalin to be pumping
immediately after a crash, and whether the driver is in shock or scared
straight, crash victims often are not thinking clearly immediately following
If you are facing charges for DUI and leaving the scene of an injury accident,
you need our services now more than ever before, and we have your back.
We urge you to pick up the phone and call our
Polk County criminal defense firm today to discuss your case in a
free case evaluation.