LEAVING THE SCENE OF PROPERTY DAMAGE

LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING PROPERTY DAMAGE G.L. c. 90, § 24(2)(a)

In order to prove the defendant guilty of this offense, the Commonwealth must prove four things beyond a reasonable doubt:

First: That the defendant operated a motor vehicle;
Second: That while the defendant was operating the vehicle, he/she caused damage to another vehicle or property either by colliding with it or in some other way;
Third: That the defendant knew he /she had collided with another’s property or had in some way caused damage to another’s property; and
Fourth: That after causing such damage, the defendant did not stop and make known his/her name, home address, and the registration number of his/her motor vehicle.

A conviction under this law shall be punishable by the following:

  • A fine of $20-$200, or
  • Imprisonment for not less than 2 weeks nor more than 2 years; or
  • Both fine and imprisonment.

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