Felony Leaving The Scene
Idaho takes the crime of leaving the scene of an injury accident extremely seriously.
When you have been accused of leaving the scene in Idaho, the best possible results are achieved by working with an experienced attorney — a lawyer who has extensive experience winning cases in the Idaho state courts.
At Martens Law Office, P.C., in Boise, our goal is to help you find the best way through a bad situation. We do this by using the experience of our attorney. Jared B. Martens has worked with most of the courts in Idaho. Our criminal law practice is focused in Boise, Nampa and Caldwell. We will fight hard to protect your rights in Idaho state courts.
You deserve an experienced criminal defense lawyer willing to go the distance in your defense. Call our firm at 208-435-1132 or contact us using the form on this page.
No matter how serious the felony or traffic charges you are facing, we will provide a free consultation. Whatever the possible consequences and penalties are confronting you, our team will work with you, the Idaho courts and the county prosecutors to obtain an outcome that works for you. From key procedural errors to arresting the wrong person, the authorities do make mistakes. Our attorney is committed to finding these mistakes and using all evidence in your favor.
Felony Leaving The Scene Of An Injury Accident Defense
Idaho law provides that if you have been involved in a vehicle accident that has caused injury or death to another person you must immediately stop your vehicle, remain at the scene of the accident, exchange insurance information with the other driver or drivers, provide proof of driver’s license to the other drivers and assist any injured persons in obtaining medical attention. You should also remain at the scene until Idaho law enforcement arrives on the scene of the injury accident.
In Idaho, a violation of this law will result in a felony leaving the scene charge. The penalties include up to a $5,000 fine and up to five years in the Idaho State Penitentiary, or both the maximum fine and the maximum prison sentence. In addition, the Idaho Department of Transportation will suspend your driver’s license if you plead guilty or are found guilty of felony leaving the scene of an injury accident. During that year-long period, no driving privileges of any kind are allowed. The driver’s license suspension is the same as mandated for a second time or excessive DUI charge.