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#1 Sheldog

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:14 PM

I was charged with leaving the scene of an accident (with property damage) in Indiana. I've looked all over their indiana.gov site trying to find out if it's a class a,b,or c misdemeanor. How can I find an official indication of how Indiana classifies different l/s/a charges. My violation was of code 9-26-1-4 and all that turns up in searches of their site is "responsibilities of driver" etc.  Where can I find something that says a 9-26-1-4 is a class ? misdemeanor.


#2 GuessAgain

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:35 PM

You just had to read a little farther:

IC 9-26-1-8



Failure to stop and remain at scene of accident resulting in injury
or death; failure of driver to fulfill duties following collisions with
unattended vehicles or other property; classification of violations

    


Sec. 8. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally fails to stop

or comply with section 1(1) or 1(2) of this chapter after causing
injury to a person commits a Class A misdemeanor. However, the
offense is:

        (1) a Class D felony if:

            (A) the accident involves serious bodily injury to a person;
or

            (B) within the five (5) years preceding the commission of the
offense, the person had a previous conviction of any of the
offenses listed in IC 9-30-10-4(a);

        (2) a Class C felony if the accident involves the death of a
person; and

        (3) a Class B felony if the person knowingly or intentionally
fails to stop or comply with section 1(1) or 1(2) of this chapter
after committing operating while intoxicated causing serious
bodily injury (
IC 9-30-5-4).

    (B) A person who knowingly or intentionally fails to stop or
comply with section 3 or 4 of this chapter after causing damage to
the property of another person commits a Class B misdemeanor.






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