Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense and is a Class 3 Misdemeanor. These types of cases are complicated due to the fact that being involved in a traffic accident can be a stressful and confusing event.
When involved in a traffic accident the drivers of both vehicles have a duty by law to immediately stop and safely pull to the side of the road.
The law then requires the driver to check on the welfare of the other driver and exchange all personal information such as your license, registration and insurance information. If you are involved in a traffic accident follow these steps.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

  • Stop your vehicle and pull over to the right
  • Check to see if anyone was injured
  • Exchange all relevant information
The attorneys at Corso & Rhude are experienced former prosecutors who understand these cases and how to protect your rights in court. As a criminal offense, leaving the scene of an accident can result in a jail sentence, large fines and expensive restitution owed to the other driver.
These cases can be fought regardless of whether or not the accident was your fault. Sometimes these cases are just simple misunderstandings between the drivers involved.If you are charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident you could face the following penalties:
  • Jail of up to 30 Days
  • $500 fine plus 84% surcharge
  • Full Restitution for Damage

Corso & Rhude Gets Results*

DISMISSED – Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 9/11/13

DISMISSED – Failure to Stay at Scene – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 9/11/13

REDUCED – Failure to Remain at Scene of Accident – Tempe Municipal Court – 9/5/13

DISMISSED – Failure to Provide Information at Scene of Accident – Tempe Municipal Court – 9/5/13

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