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Legal Guidance for Failing to Remain Charges: RRM Law

Failing to remain is one of the most serious charges in the Highway Traffic Act

Responsibilities at the Scene of an Accident

It's important to follow certain legal requirements if you are in an accident or witness one. You have an obligation to stay at the scene of an accident or to return there right away if you are a witness. At RRM Law, we stress how crucial it is to comprehend and abide by these rules.

Giving the Required Information

It is your responsibility as a party in an accident to give the following information to everyone involved:

- Your name and address

- Driver’s License number and jurisdiction

- Vehicle’s insurer and policy number

- Name and address of the registered owner of the vehicle

- Permit number

If this information is not provided, you may be charged with leaving the scene without staying there, a serious offense.

Implications of Not Staying

Refusing to stay at the scene of an accident is seen as a grave offense that has heavy consequences, such as:

- Fines ranging from $400 to $2,000

- 7 demerit points

- Possible suspension of your driver’s license for up to two years

- Potential jail time of up to six months

A conviction for failing to remain on your driver's abstract also stays on your record for three years, which means that, if you can get insurance at all, your premiums will be much higher.

Look for Legal Guidance

Obtaining legal counsel as soon as possible is crucial if you are being charged for leaving the scene of an accident. At RRM Law, our team is committed to offering knowledgeable legal counsel in order to defend your rights and bring about the best possible result for your case. For a consultation to go over your options and get the help you need, get in touch with us right now.

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