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Pinellas County Hit and Run Attorneys

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Lawyers In St. Pete and Clearwater

It is a serious criminal offense to leave the scene of an accident. Also referred to as hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending upon the damage the accident causes. If only property damage results, you will likely face misdemeanor charges. If serious bodily injury or death results, however, you will face felony charges and potentially years in state prison if you are convicted. Following are the potential penalties for a hit and run causing injury in Florida:

  • Driver’s license revocation
  • Up to 5 years imprisonment
  • Fine of up to $5,000

These penalties may be increased if permanent bodily injury or death results from the auto accident. Penalties may also vary depending upon the case itself and the jurisdiction.

Clearwater Criminal Defense Lawyer

Contacting a Clearwater criminal defense lawyer will be in your best interests if you are facing charges involving leaving the scene of an accident. At Finebloom & Haenel, our legal team can offer you the legal representation you need to fight your hit and run charges and win. We have former prosecutors and former public defenders at our firm that can use their collective knowledge and diverse experience to provide you with an aggressive legal strategy tailor-made to your unique situation.

Accident reconstruction, an independent investigation and an analysis of police reports are all means of building that effective defense strategy. A Pinellas County hit and run attorney at Finebloom & Haenel can review your case during your free initial case evaluation to see what can be done on your behalf.

Contact Finebloom & Haenel today to discuss your hit and run charges.

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