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Roxbury NJ Leaving the Scene of an Accident Lawyer

Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys with Offices in Morristown, New Jersey

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Lawyer N.J
NJ Leaving the Scene of an Accident Lawyer

Car accidents happen to everyone. If you’ve been driving long enough, you’ve probably been involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, it is not always apparent to a driver that he or she has been in an accident. Perhaps you drove off without realizing that you had caused an accident. Regardless of your intent or your knowledge, you could face serious charges for leaving the scene of an accident in New Jersey.

The Tormey Law Firm can help you. Our firm practices solely in the area of criminal defense and traffic defense. We have represented thousands of clients throughout the years on charges such as driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident. Our managing partner, Travis J. Tormey, has handled thousands of cases in New Jersey. Another one of our partners, Alissa D. Hascup, is a current Municipal Prosecutor, a former Assistant County Prosecutor, and former Special Deputy Attorney General, who has also handled thousands of cases in New Jersey during the course of her distinguished career.

Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident in New Jersey 

Leaving the scene of an accident in New Jersey can result in criminal charges or traffic ticket charges. The penalties for leaving the scene of an accident in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 depend on whether there was only damage to the vehicle or if someone was injured or killed as a result of the accident. Leaving the scene of an accident penalties include:

Damage Only: First Offense

  • Fine: $200 to $400.
  • Jail: Up to 30 days.
  • License Suspension: Six (6) months.
  • License Points: Two (2) motor vehicle points.

Damage Only: Second Offense

  • Fine: $400 to $600.
  • Jail: 30 to 90 days.
  • License Suspension: One (1) year.
  • License Points: Two (2) motor vehicle points.

Personal Injury or Death

  • Fine: $2,500 to $5,000.
  • Jail: 180 days in the county jail.
  • License Suspension: One-year license suspension for a first offense; permanent license forfeiture for a second offense.
  • License Points: Eight (8) motor vehicle points.

Contact a Rockaway NJ Leaving the Scene of an Accident Lawyer Today

The penalties for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident are severe. Without a carefully strategized defense which takes into account all of the surrounding circumstances, you are putting yourself at risk. An experienced traffic defense lawyer can help you craft an effective defense and ensure that you avoid the most severe penalties for leaving the scene of an accident. The Tormey Law Firm has extensive experience defending clients facing serious traffic charges, which has allowed us to develop advanced defense strategies that we can use to help you beat your charges. The best defense for a leaving the scene of an accident charge requires a careful examination of the mandatory discovery disclosure by the State and a thorough investigation of all the circumstances surrounding the incident.

If you or a loved one has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident in New Jersey, it is important to hire an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to represent you. Call our Morristown office anytime at 866-949-6948 for a free consultation about your case. You can schedule an appointment through our online contact form.

The Tormey Law Firm Video Library

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.

Experience You Can Trust

With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation.  

With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

The Tormey Law Firm

Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue, Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

Areas We Serve

All of Morris County including Boonton, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Chester Borough, Chester Township, Denville Township, Dover, East Hanover Township, Florham Park, Hanover Township, Harding Township, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Long Hill Township, Madison, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Mine Hill Township, Mont Arlington, Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown, Mount Olive Township, Mountain Lakes, Netcong, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Pequannock Township, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, Roxbury Township, Victory Gardens, Washington Township, and Wharton.