Thank you for the additional information. If the damage was less then $1000 and there were no injuries, it should be filed as a misdemeanor
. However, it could carry up to a year in jail, along with fines. Now, since you are a first time offender and nobody was injured, it is unlikely that any jail time would be sought. Moreover, if you have insurance and it will cover the damage and the victim is made whole, that should be a mitigating factor with the sentence
imposed and you could end up with a fine and court
costs. If anything, probation may be imposed or community service as well. Seeing how you are a first time offender and you did pull over, the State should be inclined to impose a minimum fine and costs. At the same time, if you have a legal basis to explain why you left, you may also have a defense to raise.
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