Leaving the Scene
Charged with leaving the scene of a DUI accident?
In the state of Florida, a first-time
DUI is a misdemeanor offense. The charges become more severe for
multiple DUI offenses and may even escalate to a
felony DUI upon a fourth offense, or if there are aggravating circumstances such as a
DUI accident. Drunk driving charges can become even more complicated if the individual
causes an accident while intoxicated and then leaves the scene without
2012 Fl. Statute 316.062, it is a person's duty to give information and render aid when they
are involved in a crash. Anyone who is involved in an accident resulting
in injury or death must stop and provide their name, address, and vehicle
registration number to the other parties in the accident. Failure to do
so is a traffic infraction. In addition,
Fl. Statute 316.027 states that is also illegal to leave the scene of an accident involving
death or injury. Anyone who leaves or "flees the scene" of a
crash could be charged with a third degree felony and face high fines
and time in state prison.
Find a Brevard County DUI Defense Attorney
Do not wait to hire a
Brevard County DUI lawyer if you have been charged with leaving the scene of a DUI accident. Our
attorneys have helped clients in Viera, Melbourne, Titusville, and all
of Brevard County. It is vital that you have the defense of a skilled
and relentless attorney. Contact the offices of Parks & Braxton, PA
today for the defense that you need. We have successfully defended thousands
of DUI cases and share over 48 years of combined experience. Your
initial case evaluation is absolutely free, so you have nothing to lose by consulting with an
attorney from our firm as soon as possible.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step in your defense.