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Hi. I just saw that you answered a similar question so I figured I would ask as well. I have no prior traffic court history or criminal record and an officer just came to my door with a ticket for "hit and run" at the Park N Fly near the airport.
I pulled into a spot that was too tight, reversed, and moved to another spot. I thought I might have tapped the other car, but never enough to make any sort of damage. Before I had a chance to walk down to the other car, the shuttle pulled up to my car to pick me up for airport. I asked Officer for contact information for the owner of the other car, but he said he could not give out. Obviously, I am willing to pay any insurance claims that would be come of this for them.
This was a Kenner Police officer that came to me. Are the laws in Kenner, Louisiana different/more strict than Orleans Parish, Louisiana? Is it normally just a max fine of $500 + court fees or is there jail time involved? Also, do you think that I need to get an attorney for something like this or am I able to show up for the court date myself? Thanks so much.
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Hi. The Traffic ticket says 7-65 under the type and section and then Hit and Run under "describe." Is that RS:14:100?
Also, when investigating an attorney, what is the typical charge for a case like this? I have never had to use one and do not want to get overcharged.
Thanks so much for your help! You have been very helpful.
Sec. 7-65. Hit-and-run driving.
(a) Hit-and-run driving is the intentional failure of the driver of a vehicle involved in or causing any accident, to stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident, to give his or her identity, and to render reasonable aid.
(b)For the purpose of this section:
(1)"To give his or her identity," means that the driver of any vehicle involved in any accident shall give his or her name, address, and the license number of his or her vehicle, or shall report the accident to the police.
(2) "Vehicle" includes a watercraft.
An attorney will charge roughly between $300 and $500 to keep this off of your record and keep you from having a criminal municipal record as the charge can carry up to 90 days in jail.
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