A driver can be charged under the Criminal Code under “Fail to Stop at the Scene of the Accident” or under the Highway Traffic Act for “Fail to Remain at the Scene of the Accident.”

If you are involved in or are a witness to an accident you must remain at or immediately return to the scene of the accident; provide all possible assistance; and if requested, give in writing to anyone sustaining loss or injury or to any police officer or to any witness, his or her name, address, driver’s license number and jurisdiction of insurance, motor vehicle liability insurance policy number and policy number, name and address of the registered owner of the vehicle, and the vehicle permit number.  

Penalties for a failing to remain charge include a fine between $400 and $2000, 7 demerit points, possible suspension of driver’s license for up to 2 years, possible jail time up to 6 months, and an increase in insurance rates. If you are convicted, this offence stays on your driving record for three years.

This is a serious charge and is one Legal Action has the knowledge to help you fight. 

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