Back on New Years Eve of last year, a young boy was struck by a hit-and-run driver and seriously injured as he was playing basketball with his friends. About three weeks after the incident, the driver involved in the hit-and-run was arrested and charged with causing personal injury, a second-degree felony. However, according to a recent news source, the woman was arraigned earlier this month and the charges have been upgraded to reflect the fact that she allegedly fled the scene.
Evidently, the woman now faces second-degree felony charges that could land her in prison for the next 15 years if she is convicted. The woman’s attorney disagreed with the change in charges and told reporters that he hopes to get statements made by his client to police suppressed at trial.
Florida Injury Cases and Suppressed Evidence
In order to prove a case against a defendant in a Florida court, the plaintiff must present evidence supporting their claims. All evidence must meet several hurdles in order to be admissible. The two primary hurdles that all evidence must clear are that the evidence must be relevant and that it must also be probative.