Traffic Law | Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Leaving the scene of an accident is also known as a hit and run accident. This is a serious criminal violation and has serious consequences. Any person operating a motor vehicle and involved in an accident resulting in personal injury or property damage of any kind is required by law to:

If you are unable to identify or contact the appropriate party, you are legally required to leave a note with your contact information AND file an accident report with the police. Failure to do these things constitutes a hit and run case.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a hit and run, it is imperative you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer in order to preserve your rights during the investigation and learn how the law applies to your specific situation.

Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Leaving the scene of an accident can have potentially serious consequences. In the State of Missouri, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident is a class A misdemeanor except it is a class D felony if the accident resulted in:

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