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Leaving the Scene

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 rendering aid.

According to 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 50 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.

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