Automobile accidents happen every day. In Michigan, leaving the scene of the accident, or failing to give identification at the scene of the accident, is a crime punishable by jail time and fines, regardless of whether you are at fault. As a 6-point traffic violation, leaving the scene of an accident can also significantly raise your insurance costs.
The following are the possible penalties one may face for leaving the scene of the accident:
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There are many reasons as to why a person would leave after being involved in an accident. A skilled attorney can help you navigate the court system in order to reduce your penalties or lower the offense you are charged with. If you or someone you know is dealing with a legal issue relating to a leaving the scene of an accident offense, it is imperative that you seek legal representation from a lawyer familiar with this area of law. Please contact us or call (586) 413-7777 at your earliest convenience.
*Please note, these statute citations and penalties are accurate as of January 2019.