Leaving the Scene

Hit and Run Defense Lawyer Miami, FL

Accused of Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida?

Leaving the scene of an accident, also referred to as "hit and run," is a serious criminal offense in Florida. Under state law, a driver may face imprisonment in county jail or state prison, fines, probation and license suspension for a violation of this nature. Specific penalties will vary depending upon the amount of damage the accident caused. If property damage was the only effect of the accident, the penalties will be less severe. If someone was injured, the penalties will be more extreme.

At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our Miami hit and run attorneys are highly experienced in representing clients facing charges for leaving the scene of an accident. Being accused of leaving the scene of an accident is a serious situation that should be addressed by a lawyer as soon as possible. That is why we offer an immediate case evaluationto discuss your legal matter and determine how we can help. Our skilled lawyers represent clients throughout all of Miami-Dade County in Florida.

Contact our Miami hit and run defense attorneys at (305) 330-1360 today for the defense you need!

Hit and Run Charges in Florida

If a driver is involved in an auto accident he or she must stop and exchange contact information and provide medical assistance. The failure to do so is a criminal offense which may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending upon the particular case.

  • Leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage: second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in county jail and a fine of up to $500.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident causing injury: third-degree felony offense, punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident causing death: first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Defense for Florida Hit and Run Cases

Your future and freedom are at risk in the face of criminal charges involving leaving the scene of an accident. Fortunately, a Miami hit and run lawyer at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. can offer you the dedicated legal guidance that you need and the aggressive representation you deserve in order to fight these charges.

Schedule your free consultation with our Miami hit and run attorneys when you call (305) 330-1360.

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Our Client Success Stories

  • Brett Schwartz is one of the best attorneys

    “Brett Schwartz is one of the best attorneys available in Florida. I was charged with a DUI with Serious Bodily Injury and Leaving the Scene. I was facing a possible 10 year sentence with a Judge that rejected our plea on several occasions and seemed to have a soft spot for cases like this. And then when everything seemed hopeless and I spent my ...”

    - Katie

  • I thoroughly recommend Brett Schwartz as a defense attorney.

    “I ​thoroughly recommend ​Brett Schwartz ​as a defense attorney​. He worked tirelessly and relentlessly to get my case dropped even before it went to trial. He succeeded, although the odds were heavily stacked against us. Thanks to ​our overcrowded​ justice system, the entire ordeal took two months, ​and ​was the most stressful experience of my ...”

    - Michael

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    “Brett aggressively handled my felony cases and the outcome directly reflected his tenacity.”

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    “We worked with Brett on a domestic violence charge. He was the third lawyer we went to and we FINALLY got the result we desired. His knowledge of the law, the system and straightforwardness are beyond impressive. He "tells it like it is", but he knows how to get the job done. In our case, we were stuck in traffic and he had won before we even got ...”

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