Legal Question in Criminal Law in Florida

What is the standard punishment of a first time offense for fleeing the scene of an accident with little damage to the vehicle?

Asked on 11/09/13, 8:13 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Joseph Justice The Justice Law Firm

It's a second degree misdemeanor as long as no one was hurt. The typical punishment is a fine but it includes a high number of points. Many times a lawyer will try to get the charge reduced to a lesser traffic infraction.

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Answered on 11/10/13, 5:08 am

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