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LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT

LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT

All the different types of Leaving the Scene of an Accident are criminal charges.  They are quite serious.  They can be felonies or misdemeanors.  I regularly present lectures to other attorneys on how to litigate these types of cases and I would like to hear about your case to see if it can be dismissed.  Please call me to schedule a Free Consultation.

28-661. Accidents involving death or physical injuries; failure to stop; classification; driver license revocation; restricted privilege to drive; alcohol or other drug screeningA. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of a person shall:1. Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the accident scene as possible but shall immediately return to the accident scene.2. Remain at the scene of the accident until the driver has fulfilled the requirements of section 28-663.B. A driver who is involved in an accident resulting in death or serious physical injury as defined in section 13-105 and who fails to stop or to comply with the requirements of section 28-663 is guilty of a class 3 felony, except that if a driver caused the accident the driver is guilty of a class 2 felony.

28-662. Accidents involving damage to vehicle; failure to stop; classification; driver license suspension; alcohol or other drug screeningA. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle that is driven or attended by a person shall:1. Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the accident scene as possible but shall immediately return to the accident scene.2. Remain at the scene of the accident until the driver has fulfilled the requirements of section 28-663.3. Make the stop without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.B. A person failing to stop or comply with this section is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.

28-663. Duty to give information and assistance; classification; alcohol or other drug screening A. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of a person or damage to a vehicle that is driven or attended by a person shall:1. Give the driver's name and address and the registration number of the vehicle the driver is driving.2. On request, exhibit the person's driver license to the person struck or the driver or occupants of or person attending a vehicle collided with.3. Render reasonable assistance to a person injured in the accident, including making arrangements for the carrying of the person to a physician, surgeon or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that treatment is necessary or if the carrying is requested by the injured person.

28-664. Duty on striking unattended vehicle; classificationA. The driver of a vehicle that collides with a vehicle that is unattended shall immediately:1. Stop.2. Either:(a) Locate and notify the operator or owner of the vehicle of the name and address of the driver and owner of the vehicle striking the unattended vehicle.(b) In a conspicuous place in the vehicle struck, leave a written notice giving the name and address of the driver and of the owner of the vehicle doing the striking.B. A person who violates this section is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.

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