Leaving the Scene of an Accident Case Dismissed - Criminal Traffic Violations
Our client, a college bound high school student, was a lone driver who hit a tree on the way into his gated community. The car was disabled. The client walked to the security gate and got a ride home from him. The security guard called police. When they arrived, they cited my client with the crime of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage. We demanded the details of any damage. The tree had gash marks but the State could not prove when they were made. We also argued that the purpose of the law is to stop and render aid and to notify the owner of any damage and that was done when the client told the security guard (the owner's agent on scene) what happened and gave him his name and contact information. Case dismissed.