Failure to Report an Accident, Middletown, NJ
N.J.S.A. 39:4-130, Reports of Accidents, requries that any driver involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in injury or death to a person or property damage in excess of $500.00, report or give notice to the local police department by the quickest means possible. The charge, also know as Failure to Report an Accident is often charged where the police have written a summons for N.J.S.A. 39:4-129, commonly referred to as Leaving the Scene of An Accident, which requires that a driver involved in a motor vehicle accident remain at the scene of the accident and exchange their personal and vehcicle information with the other driver and or police.
Monmouth County Traffic Lawyer
As the penalties for Failure to Report and Accident are much less severe than for Leaving the Scene of an Accident, it is to the advantage of the defendant to try and work out a plea agreement to the lesser charnge. While each case is different, the attorneys at the Wilton Law Firm have been able to negotiate such plea agreements in the past thereby saving their client's significant penalties including possible license suspension. If you have been charged with etiher Failure to Report an Accident and or Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Middletown or other New Jersey municipality call our firm today at 732-275-9555 to discuss your options with our knowledgeable staff.