Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Charges Dropped


State v. J.W.; Case No. 562018CT000496 (St. Lucie County)


DUI and Criminal Traffic

Arresting Agency

St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office


Charges Dropped

Our client was accused of leaving the scene and clipping another vehicle. He said it didn’t happen. So we photographed and measured all of the distances where damage was observed on the two vehicles. Guess what? They didn’t match up. We demonstrated this to the prosecutor, who was still insistent on putting his “victim” on the stand and letting him tell his story. We offered to pay $300 for the damage in exchange for a Nolle Prosse, i.e., dropping the charges. Our offer was accepted and the charges against our client were dropped.