Q: What reasons would warrant jail time for a hit and run?
I was driving without my license and hit a parked vehicle. No one was injured but both my vehicle and the other vehicle suffered damages. I did not stop and proceeded my house 3 blocks down to retrieve my wallet and wanted to calm down before I headed back to see the owners of the vehicle. After two hours I went back to the residence but no one was there. We decided to go visit the owners the next day after church and the cops came by my residence at around 2:pm and told him my story. I submitted a state and was sighted for MUC. I went back to locate the ow era of the vehicle which I did.
A: You can make a claim that while you technically left the scene you were in the viscinity getting your ID etc. If you left a note on the vehicle you could fight the ticket. Make sure your insurance covers it and a judge may let you off as you agree you did it, went to get your insurance information, which is really the purpose of the law. If someone were injured then you might be looking at time. Look for an attorney who appears before the judge who handles those citations in your area and who would hear yours. Maybe they'll drop it to a no point--even if it has nothing to do with anything, if they offer that do it--e.b. improper turning or following too closely.
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