Fight Back Against Hit-And-Run Charges With Help From Our Firm

Did you leave the scene of an accident in Florida? Are you now facing criminal charges as a result? In our state, leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal charge, not a mere traffic violation. The penalties are severe, particularly if someone was hurt or killed in the motor vehicle accident.

Defend yourself by hiring a lawyer at The Murphy Law Group. We have nearly 20 years of experience handling a variety of traffic violations, including offenses related to crashes involving damage to vehicles, property and people. We can help you get the best possible outcome for your case.

Hit-And-Run Defined

When people think of leaving the scene of an accident, they think of hit-and-run accidents. They think of auto accidents in which a driver collides with another vehicle and then drives away, leaving injured victims behind. This scenario could result in felony charges.

However, what people are often unaware of and what leads to many charges of leaving the scene of an accident is that the police must be called in all situations, no matter how severe. If one car bumps into another, if one car hits a sign post or mailbox, if there is any sort of collision between one car and another car or object, law enforcement must be contacted. Failure to do so could result in criminal charges.

Leaving the scene of an accident is a second-degree misdemeanor in Florida, which can include steep fines and time in jail if convicted.

Fight Back Against Hit-And-Run Charges

Attorney Kevin Murphy, a former prosecutor for the Sarasota County State Attorney's Office, understands how to fight back against charges of leaving the scene of an accident. He knows how to work with prosecutors and police officers to pursue a positive outcome in these serious cases because he's spent years cultivating a professional rapport with law enforcement.

Protect Your Rights. Protect Your Future.

Law enforcement in Florida frown upon people who leave the scene of an accident. Don't wait to see what they will do if you find yourself in this situation. Contact The Murphy Law Group in Sarasota to retain the services of a lawyer who will fight to defend you.

To reach our office, call 941-328-8142 or contact us online. Initial consultations are free and confidential.