Teachers *  About LFK * LFK en Espanol * Search LFK:   
Arizona
LFK Home Speak Up! Stories Toons Laws Justice for All Law Docs Change It! Games Links
Search Questions
 Speak Up! Topics
  Arrested (61)
  Banking (5)
  Bullying (6)
  Contracts (5)
  Credit (4)
  Curfew (44)
  Drinking (25)
  Driving (187)
  Emancipation (67)
  Family (219)
  Guns and Weapons (23)
  Housing (17)
  Illegal Substances (91)
  Jury Duty (15)
  Marriage (16)
  New Laws (15)
  Other (378)
  School (118)
  Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31)
  Trouble (34)
  Vandalism and Property Damage (8)
  Violence (87)
  Voting (6)
  When You Turn 18 (107)
  Work and Employment (24)

Latest Questions
  • Is it illegal to download foreign items that is not licensed in United States?

  • I have a questions for you. Since i'm emancipated do I still have to have my parent sign for me to get a tatoo in arizona. And if not would i have to bring the emancipation papers with me to get a tatoo.thanx for answering all my questions.

  • how many people can i have in my car,and what is the curfew in goodyear,az

  • what is the cerfew for pinetop-lakeside, az?

  • Can I get emancipated if I'm only 15, if I'm pregnant, and still going to school? And can I live with my boyfriend which he has a job and will prvied everything needed for me and my baby.

  • Search Dictionary

    Tell a friend about this page!
    Type a friend’s email address into the box below, then hit ‘send.

    Speak Up! - View Question #4


    printer friendly version

    Question: What would a minor get for fleeing the scene of an accident?

    Answer: Each state's laws are different, but the basic rule is that you should never leave the scene of an accident.

    If the accident is a minor one (like a 'fender bender') you may only be guilty of a minor crime like failing to cooperate with an investigation. However, as the accident gets more serious, so do the consequences for leaving the scene.

    If someone is killed in the accident, and you are the driver, you may be charged with felony hit and run or the felony of leaving the scene of a deadly accident. Felonies are the most serious crimes, which carry a punishment of more than a year in State prison.

    The juvenile system uses slightly different terminology, which you can read about in some of the other questions on this site, but the bottom line is never leave the scene of a traffic accident until an investigating officer says that it is time to go.


    Comments
    1 thru 5 of 7 comments    [ 1 ]  2    
    On 12/07/06
    mitch from RI said:
    If someone takes there dads car and they dont have a licenece, ad while there driving they lose control of the car and hit a car what would be the minors consequence?
    On 10/29/05
    Brian from MO said:
    If i got into small fender bender in a parking lot on campus, but had to leave to park my car due to the traffic that had built up behind us, and i go park the car and come back , but not see the guy, would the ruling of the court most likely be guilty? Especially in a small town where they try to get as much money as possible from anyone they can
    On 10/28/04
    jim from NC said:
    I have some friends who were in a car accident. They decide to flee the scene of the accident. Now they are being charged with a felony fleeing the scene of the accident and also hit and run how much time would they be facing
    On 02/16/04
    Meredith from AL said:
    First off, a minor can't sign for a car. I know in most states, you have to be 18 to enter into a legally binding contract (like buying a car). In Alabama, the age is 19. Second, if your car is totalled (that is, the damages total--are equal or greater than--a certain percentage--usually, 75%--of the car's value), then your insurance will pay you for the car (they are essentially buying the car from you). You will then have a lump sum check for the present day value of the car, and they would be the owners of your car, so there would be no payments for you to make.
    On 07/31/02
    donald from MN said:
    first off, if you were going to run from the scene after hitting a fence and your licence plates were left there it be wise to stop and realize what happened. and second u still have to pay the car off, even if it is totalled.
    1 thru 5 of 7 comments    [ 1 ]  2    



    Read more about the law and Driving
    Related Stories
    Related Laws
    LFK Home   |   Speak Up!   |   Stories   |   Toons   |   Laws   |   Justice for All   |   Law Docs   |   Change It!   |   Games   |   Links
    Pop over to this site: address of the page buy roaccutane australia find more information.
    Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is made available as a public service to the general public and is not intended to serve as legal advice. You should consult a trained legal professional for questions you may have about the laws affecting juveniles or any legal interpretations.

    Send Feedback regarding website content or to report bugs.
    Copyright © 1998 - 2020. Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, All rights reserved

    Privacy Policy  |  Terms of use  |  Disclaimer  |  Contact Us