If you strike someone or something with your vehicle, you have a legal obligation to render assistance to an injured person and/or report the accident before leaving the scene. If there is no one at the scene where you damaged property, you should leave your contact information and report the accident within 24 hours. Failing to take these steps may provide grounds for hit-and-run charges being filed against you.
If you have been in an accident, and you left the scene without reporting it or stopping to check on the welfare of someone who may have been injured, you may be facing felony charges. Hit-and-run charges can be filed as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the extent of damage done or the level of injury that someone suffered.
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