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Leaving the Scene

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Leaving the Scene of a DUI Accident

Penalties for Leaving the Scene

Florida law requires anyone who is involved in a car accident to stay at the scene until a police officer arrives and takes down their statement. Leaving the scene of an accident that involves property damage or bodily injury without rendering aid or exchanging information is a crime. Causing an accident or bodily injury while driving under the influence (DUI) is also a crime and can result in aggravated DUI penalties. Be sure to retain a skilled Jacksonville DUI lawyer from Parks & Braxton, PA if you have been charged with leaving the scene of a DUI accident.

Leaving the scene is a third-degree felony under Florida Statutes §316.062. As such, the penalties include up to $5,000 and a state prison sentence of up to 5 years. Felonies can also have a strong impact on your criminal record and may contribute to a life sentence in prison under the Three Strikes Law. Consult an aggressive DUI lawyer at our firm right away to begin building a strong defense. Perhaps you were not involved in the accident at all, or you did stop to render aid but did not believe that there was any serious damage or injury. Whatever the case may be, Parks & Braxton, PA has the experience and aggression to defend you.

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Contact a lawyer from Parks & Braxton, PA right away for the representation of a successful and experienced attorney. Our firm has built a strong reputation for success, having won thousands of cases and defended clients in hundreds of jury trials. Set up your free case evaluation as soon as possible to discuss your case and learn whether or not you have a defense against your DUI charges. Our team is available 24 / 7 for your support and can answer any questions you may have.

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