Video instructions and help with filling out and completing What Form 2220 Willfully

Instructions and Help about What Form 2220 Willfully

Music hi this is Mike Haber thanks for asking me what is leaving the scene of an accident or LSA the crime of leaving the scene of an accident also known as hit-and-run occurs where you're involved in a traffic accident with another person's property and rather than remaining on the scene or leaving after first providing your name address insurance vehicle registration information and driver's license number two the owner of the property before you took off instead you willfully leave if there's only minor property damage involved and it's a second degree misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 60 days in jail six months probation a permanent criminal conviction and a $500 fine but if you leave the scene of an accident that involved even the most minor of injuries to another person then it jacks up to a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison five years probation a permanent criminal conviction a $5,000 fine a mandatory three year driver's license revocation and an inability to get a hardship license until after you've completed a 12-hour advance driving school if there's either serious bodily injury or death involved whether the mistakes are gonna be a lot higher because intent in the form of the word willful is an essential element of LSA the most obvious defense to a hit-and-run is that you didn't know you had an accident of course claiming a lack of knowledge is gonna have to be reasonable but you could accidentally tap another vehicle without knowing it or taking it to another extreme you could ls of an a with no knowledge actual or imputed that any other person was either involved or injured for instance let's say you struck a parked car and seriously injured somebody who happened to be sleeping in the backseat you had no idea that we're there and the state may not get you for anything more than a misdemeanor in that case I thank you for your question I appreciate your having asked it and I invite you to ask me more please remember at Haber PA it's all about reasonable doubt and if you like this video please subscribe we'll be putting out more soon Music Applause