Leaving an Accident (2C:12-1.1)

New Jersey Leaving the Scene of an Accident Attorney

In New Jersey, leaving the scene of an accident is normally a motor vehicle offense handled in municipal court. However, if the accident results in serious bodily injury to the victim, the charge is elevated to a third degree felony. Even worse is that the normal presumption against imprisonment that first offenders enjoy does not apply. Thus, there is a good chance that the defendant will go to prison if convicted. Regardless of the circumstances of the charge or the location of the court, our New Jersey defense attorneys will fight for you to achieve the results you want for you and your family!

With offices in New Brunswick, Toms River, Eatontown & Princeton, our criminal defense attorneys are easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey. Call us today to begin your aggressive defense.

Our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys have a long track record of successfully defending clients charged with a wide variety of assault charges. When presented by an aggressive, capable and experienced lawyer, various defenses can be used to defeat the charges against you.

2C:12-1.1. Knowingly leaving scene of motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury

A motor vehicle operator who knows he is involved in an accident and knowingly leaves the scene of that accident under circumstances that violate the provisions of R.S.39:4-129 shall be guilty of a crime of the third degree if the accident results in serious bodily injury to another person. The presumption of nonimprisonment shall not apply to persons convicted under the provisions of this section.

From Newark to Trenton, Jersey City to Atlantic City, our assault defense lawyers will fight you in any court in New Jersey. With offices in New Brunswick, Toms River, Eatontown & Princeton, our team of tough, smart criminal defense lawyers are easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey. Call us today to begin the fight against your charges!

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