Leaving the Scene of an Accident

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When individuals get in a motor vehicle accident and leave the scene, law enforcement will be looking for them to interrogate and possibly arrest them.  They may also investigate whether the individual was driving while intoxicated and left the scene to avoid getting a DWI charge.  Frequently, speaking to law enforcement in these situations helps build their case against the drivers, and speaking to them may be from inside of a jail.

Leaving the scene of an accident can be a municipal ordinance violation, misdemeanor, or felony, depending on where the accident allegedly occurred and other factors.  The most common factor in determining whether a leaving the scene charge is a felony is the value of another person’s property damaged in the accident.  Causing physical injury to another person is another manner in which the charge could be a felony.  These charges require a thorough evaluation of the evidence to ensure there is sufficient evidence to support the charges.  If you have been in a car accident and you left the scene, it is imperative to contact an attorney familiar with Missouri’s leaving the scene of an accident laws.

The criminal defense attorneys at The Lowry Law Firm frequently handle leaving the scene of an accident charges, as well as leaving the scene investigations.  They will speak to you, understand your position, and properly advise you on how to handle the situation.  They know Missouri’s leaving the scene of an accident laws and how the laws apply to your case, as well as how local prosecutors and judges treat leaving the scene of an accident charges in various courts.  Moreover, the Firm’s criminal defense attorneys focus not on whether you committed the crime, but whether the prosecutor can prove it.  They will be on your side.

The Lowry Law Firm’s criminal defense attorneys handle leaving the scene of an accident charges in the following counties and municipal courts:

  • Franklin County
  • Jefferson County
  • St. Francois County
  • Ste. Genevieve County
  • St. Louis County
  • Washington County
  • Arnold
  • Byrnes Mill
  • Crystal City
  • De Soto
  • Festus
  • Herculaneum
  • Pevely