Failure to Report an Accident
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Under New Jersey law, penalties for leaving the scene of an accident may be as high as $2000, 6 months in jail, and permanent loss of driving privileges in the state.
If you are driving a vehicle involved in a traffic accident that involves property damage or injury, you are required to stop, show your driver's license and insurance information to the owners of the other vehicle(s) involved, and notify the police. If you hit a car which was unattended, you are required to notify police of the accident. If you are injured and unable to make a report at the time of the accident, you are responsible for doing so as soon as possible.
If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, or any other traffic violation, and would like to discuss defense representation with a traffic lawyer from The Law Offices of John F. Marshall, please contact our Shrewsbury office and arrange a free consultation.
At our Monmouth County firm we consider any traffic charge a serious charge. Our lead attorney, John F. Marshall, is a former municipal prosecutor (having served in the Borough of Matawan and townships of Hazlet, Wall, and Colts Neck) and has over fifteen years of experience handling traffic charges. He has appeared in New Jersey courts thousands of times, and understands what options are available, what defenses will be considered by the court, and can advise you whether to negotiate or fight you traffic charge.
Each case is unique. If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident or failure to report an accident, you can only make a well-informed decision about how to proceed after discussing your case with an attorney with the appropriate experience. Call 1-877-450-8301 or e-mail our Shrewsbury office to arrange a free consultation.
The Law Offices of John F. Marshall
Monmouth County Lawyers
Our lawyers represent clients in a wide variety of cases, defending them in Monmouth County, Ocean County, and Middlesex County municipal and superior courts against charges including the following: