An infraction is a minor offenses which is punishable by a fine only, like most minor traffic violations. A misdemeanor is any crimes that can result in county jail time, even if jail time is not imposed. The mere fact that it is punishable by possible local custody makes it misdemeanor. A felony is any crimes where you could get a state prison commit, even if you get no custody on the case.
Regardless whether you are at fault, leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging information is commonly called "hit-and-run" and is a serious offense in Vista and North San Diego County. If there is property damage only, it is a misdemeanor which still can result in custody. With an injury involved, "hit and run" becomes a felony with possible local jail or prison. Every case involves a variety of factors which can mitigate the offense and help us try to get the charges dismissed, reduced or sentences minimized. At the Christoph Law Offices, we have been defending those accused of hit-and-run for over 30 years. The initial consultation is free, so call us at 760-659-2149 so that we can discuss what happened, and what we can do to get the best outcome in your case.