Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Let Tilem & Associates, PC Fight Your Charges
New York requires any operator of a motor vehicle who knows or has reason
to know that damage has occurred to property or injury has occurred to
another person due to an incident involving the vehicle he was driving
to stop and display his license and insurance information before leaving
the area where the incident occurred.
Leaving the scene of an accident or incident, as it is defined in New York
Vehicle & Traffic Code § 600, can be very serious, depending
on the specific incident and the degree of injury suffered. The defense
attorneys at Tilem & Associates, PC have the experience, knowledge
and drive to fight for the best possible result in your case.
Our criminal defense lawyers handle cases throughout New York, including
Westchester, the Bronx, Rockland, Nassau, Yonkers, New Rochelle, White
Plains and Queens.
The Consequences of Leaving the Scene
Leaving the scene of an incident involving property damage only, even if
the property damaged is not a car but a sign, pole hydrant or house, is
a traffic infraction punishable by a fine, three points on your license
and up to 15 days in jail.
Leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury is a crime punishable
by up to one year in jail. Leaving the scene involving serious physical
injury or death can result in felony charges carrying a maximum sentence
of up to seven years.
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These charges, even though they are violations of New York's Vehicle
& Traffic Law and not the Penal Law, are very serious and can result
in jail time. If you have been arrested, charged, questioned or think
that you are a suspect in a leaving the scene of an incident case, please
call us today at (888) 840-0043 for a free consultation.