The driver of any motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury or death of any individual, or damage to any vehicle driven by any individual, must stop and give their name, address, date of birth and the registration plate number of the vehicle being driven. The driver also must give the information to any police officer at the scene of the accident or who is investigating the accident. If you are charged with failure to give information to an attended vehicle, you will need a solid Criminal Defense Minneapolis to help you case.
Additionally, the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or death of any individual or total property damage to an extent of $1,000 or more, must forward a written report of the accident to the commissioner of public safety within ten days of the accident. On the required report, the driver must provide the commissioner with the name and policy number of the insurer providing vehicle liability insurance coverage at the time of the accident.
Failure to Give Information to an Attended Vehicle Consequences
In Minnesota, failing to give information to an attended vehicle is either a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor depending on the details of the offense.
A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1000 fine. A gross misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $3000 fine.
Possible Driver’s License Sanctions
An individual’s driver’s license may be suspended if they willfully fail, refuse, or neglect to make a report of a traffic accident.
Should I Contact a Criminal Defense Minneapolis Team?
If you have been charged with failing to give information having an experienced Criminal Defense Minneapolis attorney is critical. Gerald Miller PA has over 35 years’ experience helping people obtain the best possible results for any traffic violation. Contact us today at 612-341-9080 for a free consultation.
For information see the Failure to Give Information Statute 169.09.