How far away do you have to be to be charged with leaving the scene of an accident?

Asked on September 16, 2011 under Criminal Law, Alabama


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am a little confused by your question.  Do you mean actual feet away from the vehicle or person or property that you came in to contact with (the accident)?  If you are not present when the police arrive to asses the damage and take down the information from the drivers as to name, insurance, etc., then you have left the scene of the accident. If yo drove the vehicle some where else and then came back then that would not work too well either.  The police like the parties to leave the cars involved at the scene to asses damage.   Speak with an attorney.  I think that you may need some help here.

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