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Criminal Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 21 days ago

I am sorry to hear this;

if there are no injuries then it is a misdemeanor;

if serious injuries then a felony in the third degree (90 days jail, $1,000 fine minimum)

if death, it is a felony in the second degree (3 years, $2500 minimum)

Please see statutes:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=75&div=0&chpt=37&sctn=43&subsctn=0

3743. Accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property.

(a) General rule.--The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle or other property which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of section 3744 (relating to duty to give information and render aid). Every stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.

(b) Penalty.--Any person violating this section commits a misdemeanor of the third degree, punishable by a fine of $2,500 or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

(July 6, 1995, P.L.288, No.42, eff. 60 days)

Also please see:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/75/00.037.044.000..HTM

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Criminal Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 17 days ago

Hello;

just checking in on the above.

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Thank you and take care!

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