December 19, 2007

California Hit and Run Law in the News Lately

Brittney Spears’ recent prosecution for Hit and Run in Los Angeles has drawn attention to the duties of a driver following an accident.

California has two hit and run statutes. Vehicle Code 20001 defines felony hit and run as fleeing the scene of an accident in which a third party is injured. Vehicle Code 20002 defines misdemeanor hit and run as fleeing the scene of an accident that causes property damage only, no injuries.

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