Columbia, Missouri Lawyers Defending Against Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Have you been accused of leaving the scene of an accident? If you are convicted, there will be serious consequences. There will be an automatic one-year suspension of your driver's license. Unlike with most other traffic offenses, you will not be eligible for a hardship license and limited driving privileges. It is important to take these charges seriously and retain an experienced lawyer, such as the ones you will find at Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer.
Why Were You Accused Of Leaving The Scene Of An Accident?
When most people think of leaving the scene of an accident, they think of a hit-and-run. They think of a driver who hits another car and causes a severe accident and then drives away, leaving seriously injured victims behind. In reality, the definition of leaving the scene of an accident is much broader than that, which surprises many who are accused of the crime.
You are required by law to immediately, or as soon as practical, report any type of accident. You are required to report it if you hit another car in a parking lot, even if the collision is minor. You are also required to report it if you hit a street sign, a tree or anything else. All of these accidents must be reported right away. Failure to do so can lead to charges.
Our Missouri attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience defending against charges of leaving the scene of an accident and other traffic offenses. No matter what the situation was that led to you being charged, you can count on us to defend your rights.