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Can a Court Suspend Your License After a Hit Skip (Failure to Stop After an Accident) Conviction?

June 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Can a Court Suspend Your License After a Hit Skip (Failure to Stop After an Accident) Conviction?

CAN A COURT SUSPEND YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE AFTER A “HIT AND SKIP” (FAILURE TO STOP AFTER AN ACCIDENT)?” Answer: It depends.  The two most commonly charged hit skip code sections involving failure to stop after an accident on public or nonpublic roadways do carry a mandatory license suspension.  However, failing to stop after an accident […]

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Hit Skip Charge Dismissed in One Car Accident Where State Did Not Establish “Failure to Report” Element

July 13, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Hit Skip Charge Dismissed in One Car Accident Where State Did Not Establish “Failure to Report” Element

In a recent hit-skip case, a driver in a one-car accident hit a utility pole and failed to stop.  The police caught him later that night and arrested him.  On appeal, the court noted that failure to report is an essential element of the hit skip statute in Ohio.  Thus, the defendant’s motion for acquittal […]

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Hit Skip Charge Dismissed Because Driver Didn’t Know She Had Been in an Accident

January 11, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus, Ohio DUI Law   |   Comments Off on Hit Skip Charge Dismissed Because Driver Didn’t Know She Had Been in an Accident

In Ohio, failure to stop after an accident is a first degree misdemeanor.  An essential element of the crime is that the driver must have known she was in an accident.  If the driver clips another car, a pole, a person or any other person or property and the prosecution cannot prove that she knew at […]

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