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Facing Charges of Failing to Stop at the Scene?

Failing to Stop at the Scene

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Traffic collisions can be terrifying experiences and, according to statistics, people will likely experience at least one every 17 or so years. People can also respond differently to the stresses of getting into an accident. Even small collisions can cause people to panic and flee the area. However, Colorado law requires that you remain at the scene of a car accident until you can give your information to another driver or law enforcement officer.

Depending on the circumstances of the crash, you could be facing something as minor as a class 2 misdemeanor or something as major as a class 3 felony. If you need help fighting the charges against you, don’t hesitate to call our firm.

To talk to us about your case in a free consultation, contact us at (303) 818-2448.

Penalties for Fleeing

The level of punishment depends on how much damage resulted from the accident. For example, if you were involved in an accident that led to the destruction of property, it would be considered a class 2 misdemeanor and would lead to at least 1 year in jail and $1,000 in fines if convicted.

The punishments go up from there:

  • Incident resulting in injuries: Class 1 misdemeanor leading to 18 months in jail and $5,000 in fines
  • Incident resulting in serious bodily injuries: Class 5 felony leading to 1 to 3 years in prison and $500,000 in fines
  • Incident resulting in death: Class 3 felony leading to 4 to 12 years in prison and $750,000 in fines

Likewise, regardless of the amount of damage caused, a conviction will also lead to the loss of your driving privileges for a variable amount of time and 12 points will be added to your driving record.

Trust Us with Your Case

If you are facing charges of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, you could be looking at some serious penalties. Make sure you’re represented by a Denver criminal defense attorney. Our skilled lawyers at Orr Law Firm are extremely familiar with several types of traffic offenses, and we can provide you legal guidance on how to best defend your rights. Let us use our years of experience to offer you a truly high standard of professional legal service.

To get your case started, call us at (303) 818-2448 or fill out our online form to schedule your free consultation today.

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