Picture this: You are on your way home when you accidentally rear-end someone. You don’t see any damage to the car, so you decide not to stop and continue on your way home. A week later, the police contact you about the collision, calling it a hit-and-run.
You are surprised, as you thought there was no damage to the individual or the vehicle, and likely scared as you now face criminal charges. You are not alone, as multiple hit-and-run collisions occur every minute. What are the penalties for a hit-and-run, and how serious are they?