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  • LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING DEATH OR INJURY


    Many good people panic after being involved in an accident that causes injury or death to another person. Instead of staying at the scene to assist or to make sure that no one is seriously hurt, they fear that the accident itself will get them serious trouble. A lot of times, the crime of leaving the scene causes more serious problems than stopping at the scene. Criminal defense attorney Adam L. Bantner, II can help those charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Call813.416.7965 for your free consultation!

    THE STATUTE: FLA. STAT. 316.027

    THE PENALTIES

    KNOWLEDGE OF ACCIDENT

    In 2015, the Florida Supreme Court held that it was not enough for the State to prove that the Defendant should have been aware that he was in an accident; the State must prove that the Defendant had actual knowledge of the accident. State v. Dorsett, 158 So.3d 557 (Fla. 2015).

    Call Adam today at 813.416.7965 to see how we can help!

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