South Florida Leaving the Scene of an Accident Broward and Palm Beach County
Leaving the scene of an accident (Misdemeanor) is a common question wherein people are being investiagated because their vehicle was involved in an accident and left the scene. Generally, police need to witness a misdemeanor crime, with some exceptions, to be able to make a lawful arrest. However, if they did not see it and you give a confession then you will be arrested. Anytime that you are being questioned by police regarding a crime you should keep quiet and/or ask for an attorney. Remember the phrase "are you detaining me or am I free to go?" If they detain you keep quiet ad request an attorney and if you are free to go then leave. This video is for general information and does not constitute legal advice as no lawyer client relationship is implied.