HIT AND RUN – MINNESOTA STATUTE 169.09
Leaving the scene of an accident, otherwise commonly known as “hit and run” (Minnesota Statute 169.09) is actually a CRIMINAL OFFENSE that goes on your criminal record as well as your driving record. It is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. You can also be forced to pay restitution (money) to the other motorist even if you were not at fault in the accident.
One little publicized consequence of getting a hit and run on your record is that you will LOSE YOUR MINNESOTA DRIVER’S LICENSE. You insurance rates may also go up or your car insurance cancelled altogether.
Get Help with Hit and Run Charges in the Greater Twin Cities Metro Area
You cannot simply “pay a fine” and be done with a hit and run ticket. You must appear in court and face a prosecutor and judge. Those individuals are not there to help you keep a hit and run ticket off your record or to preserve your driving record. You need the experience of an attorney from METROWIDE LEGAL SERVICES to help you keep your ability to drive to work, school, or daily activities that are necessary for life.