If you were involved in an accident and failed to remain at the scene until authorities arrived, you are guilty of fleeing the scene of an accident. This offence becomes more serious if you were impaired at the time of the incident, and the DUI charge may become a permanent mark on your criminal record without the help of Regina Criminal Lawyers. The post-car-accident obligations in Saskatchewan are to stay at the scene of the accident. If you drove away, you will need a criminal defense lawyer to present your case at your trial.
Regardless if the accident resulted in bodily harm to the passengers or driver of the other vehicle; any event where an individual driving a motor vehicle has been involved in an accident, and decides to flee the scene will be considered for criminal charges in Saskatchewan.
Provincial law dictates that all drivers have the legal obligation to carry out a certain due process in the aftermath of an accident where they were at fault. Failing to do so will result in a hit-and-run charges being laid against you. Albeit, even witnesses are encouraged to remain at the scene and later provide testimony at the trial. In addition to the criminal charge associated with hit-and-run, or fleeing the scene of the accident, there will be associated fines and obligations to pay for damages to the other party’s vehicle and medical expenses (if applicable).
Post Car Accident Obligations in Saskatchewan
- Exchanging contact and insurance information.
- Leave your insurance and contact info with unattended vehicles.
Contact the Criminal Lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers
The penalties for fleeing the scene of an accident will be applied in relation to the extent of damage, both in material and personal injury afflicted, under Saskatchewan law. It is imperative that you contact our criminal lawyers with experience in hit-and-run charges to protect your rights and deliver your side of the argument. Contact us today.