In Florida, “hit & run” is defined as leaving the scene of an accident after having been involved in that same accident. In fact, this offense is taken very seriously and can result in harsh penalties. Why? In Florida, individuals involved in car accidents are required to perform certain duties by law, including exchanging information with the other driver involved, providing “reasonable” help to injured persons, and moving damaged vehicles out of the way of traffic and off to the side of the road if at all possible. In hit and run situations, these duties are ignored typically. The result? Heavy monetary fines, suspension of your driver license, or even jail/prison time.
If you have been charged with hit & run, contact a Tampa traffic offenses attorney who can represent you in court and ensure your rights and privileges are protected. Our staff is highly skilled and experienced in these matters and will know how to fight the charges against you. We will work to try and help you keep your license as well as avoid other serious consequences, including fines and jail. Call us today for a free consultation at 813-281-2897. An experienced Tampa criminal defense lawyer will help you fight the charges against you. A member of our staff would be happy to provide you with a free case evaluation at any time. Call today. Taracks & Associates – The Advocate For You.