If my friend hit a car while driving and didn’t stop or call the police, what could be the possible offenses and outcome if she turns herself in?

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If my friend hit a car while driving and didn’t stop or call the police, what could be the possible offenses and outcome if she turns herself in?

Asked on November 21, 2011 under Criminal Law, Florida

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If your friend hit a vehicle while driving and failed to stop and leave identification about herself concerning the incident, she could very well be charged with felony hit and run (a criminal offense) depending upon the severity of the damage to the other vehicle.

The possible outcome could be a heavy fine, jail time, mandatory attendance at certain classes, community service and a permanent criminal record. I suggest that your friend consider consulting with a criminal defense attorney about what happened. The court may be a bit lenient with her if convicted if she turns herself in.


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