What can happen to me if I got a ticket for hit and run?

It was an accident but I have to go to court. No one was injured and there was no major damage. I had insurance.

Asked on May 8, 2013 under Criminal Law, Washington


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

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

It is my understanding that Washington State has some very strict laws with regard to leaving the scene of an accident (or hit and run as you call it).  I would not go to court with out an attorney to represent you. It is a criminal offense to leave the scene carrying a penalty of 0-90 days in jail and a fine of 0-$1000.  Get help.  Good luck.

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