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is leave scene of acc a misdemeanor?

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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.

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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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