Leaving the scene of an incident involving property damage is a law is a class B misdemeanor (maximum sentence of up to 90 days in jail), If personal injury is involved it is a class A misdemeanor, with a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail, with a second or subsequent violation could be charged as a class E felony.
Misdemeanors must be charged within 2 years, felonies within 5. The statute is as follows:
§ 30.10 Timeliness of prosecutions; periods of limitation.1. A criminal action must be commenced within the period of limitationprescribed in the ensuing subdivisions of this section.2. Except as otherwise provided in subdivision three:(a) A prosecution for a class A felony, or rape in the first degree asdefined in section 130.35 of the penal law, or a crime defined orformerly defined in section 130.50 of the penal law, or aggravatedsexual abuse in the first degree as defined in section 130.70 of thepenal law, or course of sexual conduct against a child in the firstdegree as defined in section 130.75 of the penal law may be commenced atany time;(b) A prosecution for any other felony must be commenced within fiveyears after the commission thereof;(c) A prosecution for a misdemeanor must be commenced within two yearsafter the commission thereof;(d) A prosecution for a petty offense must be commenced within oneyear after the commission thereof.
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