Fort Smith, AR asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas

Q: I was in an accident and the officer gave me a criminal citation: failure to yield with injury. What is the punishment?

Fort smith PD issued the citation and said I need to appear at Fort Smith District Court.

Under the “offenses” box, the officer checked off “criminal” and not “traffic”.

Failure to yield with injury 27-51-601

Could I get jail time?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Don Spears
Don Spears
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Benton, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Generally they just fine you and order restitution. Your insurance company will pick up the claim but you must also file an sr 21 notice.

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