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    Karrier3 is offline Junior Member
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    Hit & Skip

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Ohio

    I backed into a car but didn't see any damage so I left. Someone turned me in and now I have a hit & skip ticket and have to go to court. Is it necessary to get an attorny? What if i plead guilty what is my possible sentence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karrier3 View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Ohio

    I backed into a car but didn't see any damage so I left. Someone turned me in and now I have a hit & skip ticket and have to go to court. Is it necessary to get an attorny? What if i plead guilty what is my possible sentence?
    **A: you don't need an attorney.
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    Karrier3 is offline Junior Member
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    Do I just go to court & plead guilty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karrier3 View Post
    Do I just go to court & plead guilty?
    **A: well you could also go to court and plead ignorance.
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    Is this the violation you were cited for?

    [ß 4549.02.1] ß 4549.021. Stopping after accident involving injury to persons or property. (A) In case of accident or collision resulting in injury or damage to persons or property upon any public or private property other than public roads or highways, due to the driving or operation thereon of any motor vehicle, the person driving or operating the motor vehicle, having knowledge of the accident or collision, shall stop, and, upon request of the person injured or damaged, or any other person, shall give that person the driver's or operator's name and address, and, if the driver or operator is not the owner, the name and address of the owner of that motor vehicle, together with the registered number of that motor vehicle, and, if available, exhibit the driver's or operator's driver's or commercial driver's license.

    If the owner or person in charge of
    the damaged property [/B]is not furnished such information, the driver of the motor vehicle involved in the accident or collision, within twenty-four hours after the accident or collision, shall forward to the police department of the city or village in which the accident or collision occurred or if it occurred outside the corporate limits of a city or village to the sheriff of the county in which the accident or collision occurred the same information required to be given to the owner or person in control of the
    damaged property and give the date, time, and location of the accident or collision.

    If the accident or collision is with an unoccupied or unattended motor vehicle, the operator who collides with the motor vehicle shall securely attach the information required to be given in this section, in writing, to a conspicuous place in or on the unoccupied or unattended motor vehicle.

    No damage was observed by you according to your post.
    What damage was claimed if any?
    For information
    Google: Ohio Traffic Rules
    and click on Traffic Rules
    Scroll to Rule #10 and Rule #11

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    They say there is a scratch on the bumper & cracked headlight. When I hit it it was dark. We have been without power here in ohio due to a bad wind storm so there was no lights in the lot. I mostly wanted to know what the sentence could be. Would it just be a fine. Or could there be jail time.
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    According to the below, you MAY get some time and a fine and you MUST get a six month suspension of your license.


    http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4549.021

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    * Ohio Revised Code
    * Ľ TITLE [45] XLV MOTOR VEHICLES -- AERONAUTICS -- WATERCRAFT
    * Ľ CHAPTER 4549: MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMES

    4549.021 Stopping after accident on other than public roads or highways.

    (A) In case of accident or collision resulting in injury or damage to persons or property upon any public or private property other than public roads or highways, due to the driving or operation thereon of any motor vehicle, the person driving or operating the motor vehicle, having knowledge of the accident or collision, shall stop, and, upon request of the person injured or damaged, or any other person, shall give that person the driverís or operatorís name and address, and, if the driver or operator is not the owner, the name and address of the owner of that motor vehicle, together with the registered number of that motor vehicle, and, if available, exhibit the driverís or operatorís driverís or commercial driverís license.

    If the owner or person in charge of the damaged property is not furnished such information, the driver of the motor vehicle involved in the accident or collision, within twenty-four hours after the accident or collision, shall forward to the police department of the city or village in which the accident or collision occurred or if it occurred outside the corporate limits of a city or village to the sheriff of the county in which the accident or collision occurred the same information required to be given to the owner or person in control of the damaged property and give the date, time, and location of the accident or collision.

    If the accident or collision is with an unoccupied or unattended motor vehicle, the operator who collides with the motor vehicle shall securely attach the information required to be given in this section, in writing, to a conspicuous place in or on the unoccupied or unattended motor vehicle.

    (B) Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of failure to stop after a nonpublic road accident, a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the violation results in serious physical harm or death to a person, failure to stop after a nonpublic road accident is a felony of the fifth degree. The court, in addition to any other penalties provided by law, shall impose upon the offender a class five suspension of the offenderís driverís license, commercial driverís license, temporary instruction permit, probationary license, or nonresident operating privilege from the range specified in division (A)(5) of section 4510.02 of the Revised Code. No judge shall suspend the first six months of suspension of an offenderís license, permit, or privilege required by this division.

    Effective Date: 01-01-2004
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