Mount Vernon, OH asked in Car Accidents for Ohio

Q: If you leave the scene of an accident but no one was in the other vehicle can you turn yourself in within a certain time

Without being charged with fleeing the scene

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Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: As soon as you leave the scene of an accident you run the risk of being charged. The statute that the criminal offense is defined within does not require another person to be present.

I would consult with a criminal defense attorney before approaching the police. I would also recommend not posting any further public statements such as this one until you do.

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