Cited for failure to report an accident and leaving scene of accident, what can I do?

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I hit a concrete pole in a parking lot knocking out my headlight (and somehow my brakelights stopped working), no damage to the pole. Driving home I was stopped and cited for "leaving scene after striking unattended property/vehicle" and "failing to report an accident to police." Is this really defined as an accident? What can/should I do?

David B. Harrison / Miller & Harrison, LLC Answered 9 years ago | Contributor
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