Hit and Run Laws in
In the state of Nebraska, hit and run drivers now face a felony charge for leaving the scene of a fatal accident
As of 7/12/2006 - The information below is outdated and used to refer to statute #'s only . Waiting for Nebraska web site to be updated with current language
Accident; driver's duty; penalty.
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident upon either a public highway, private road, or private drive, resulting in injury or death to any person, shall (1) immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident, (2) give his or her name and address and the registration number of the vehicle and exhibit his or her operator's license to the person struck or the driver or occupants of any vehicle collided with, and (3) render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying of such person to a physician or surgeon for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or is requested by the injured person. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall upon conviction thereof be punished as provided in section 60-698.
Laws 1931, c. 110, § 28, p. 314; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 39-1159; R.S.1943, § 39-762; Laws 1947, c. 148, § 2(1), p. 409; Laws 1949, c. 119, § 1, p. 315; Laws 1949, c. 120, § 1, p. 317; R.R.S.1943, § 39-762; R.S.1943, (1988), § 39-6,104.01; Laws 1993, LB 370, § 193.
Accident; failure to stop; penalty.
Every person convicted of violating section 60-697 relative to the duty to stop in the event of certain accidents shall be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor. The court shall, as part of the judgment of conviction, order such person not to drive any motor vehicle for any purpose for a period of not more than one year from the date ordered by the court, and shall order that the operator's license of such person be revoked for a like period. The order of the court shall be administered upon sentencing, upon final judgment of any appeal or review, or upon the date that any probation is revoked, whichever is later.
Laws 1931, c. 110, § 56, p. 324; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 39-1187; R.S.1943, § 39-763; Laws 1953, c. 214, § 2, p. 757; R.R.S.1943, § 39-763; Laws 1978, LB 748, § 27; R.S.1943, (1988), § 39-6,104.03; Laws 1993, LB 31, § 18; Laws 1993, LB 370, § 194; Laws 1997, LB 772, § 6.
Prosecution; disposition thereof.
Prosecutions for violations declared by the Nebraska Rules of the Road to be misdemeanors or felonies shall be conducted and disposed of in the same manner as provided for such prosecutions under the laws of this state, and traffic infractions shall be treated in the same manner as misdemeanors, except as otherwise provided by law.
Laws 1973, LB 45, § 111; R.S.1943, (1988), § 39-6,111; Laws 1993, LB 370, § 184; Laws 2000, LB 74, § 2.
Prosecutions; complaint, indictment, or information; filing; time limitations; exceptions.
(1) Except as otherwise provided by law, no person shall be prosecuted for any felony unless the indictment is found by a grand jury within three years next after the offense has been done or committed or unless a complaint for the same is filed before the magistrate within three years next after the offense has been done or committed and a warrant for the arrest of the defendant has been issued.
(2) Except as otherwise provided by law, no person shall be prosecuted, tried, or punished for any misdemeanor or other indictable offense below the grade of felony or for any fine or forfeiture under any penal statute unless the suit, information, or indictment for such offense is instituted or found within one year and six months from the time of committing the offense or incurring the fine or forfeiture or within one year for any offense the punishment of which is restricted by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars and to imprisonment not exceeding three months.