Are You Being Accused Of Hit And Run?
Hire Our Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
Have you been charged with hit and run? If so, it is essential that you get in contact with our firm as quickly as possible. At Robert Miller & Associates, our team is devoted to protecting the rights of the criminally accused. Fornearly two decades, our Newport Beach criminal lawyer has been working tirelessly to build strong defenses that can help safeguard our clients’ futures.
What is Hit and Run?
Hit and run is often referred to as fleeing the scene of an accident. More technically speaking, a hit and run is defined as getting into an accident with a vehicle, pedestrian, animal, or fixed object, and then leaving the scene without identifying yourself or assisting anyone who needs help. Depending on the details of your accident and how serious the resulting injuries and / or damage is, you could be facing severe penalties.
Penalties for a hit and run may include, but are not limited to:
- Heavy fines
- Jail or prison sentence
- Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
- Increased insurance rates
- Cancellation of your insurance policy
Misdemeanor vs. Felony Hit and Run
A hit and run can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony. Felony hit and runs are defined as accidents in which an individual leaves the scene where there is injury to another party—whether it be the passenger of a vehicle or a pedestrian. Penalties for such a charge may include a steep fine ranging between $5,000 and $20,000, as well as incarceration. This sentence could be up to 15 years in prison, depending on the nature of the accident and the severity of the resulting injuries. If the hit and run is classified as a misdemeanor, the individual could still face a hefty fine of up to $5,000, as well as a sentence of up to 1 year in jail.
In addition to fines and confinement, a hit and run could result in the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license for a period ranging from six months to three years. Due to the severity of the penalties that you could face after a hit and run, it is crucial that you retain our firm right away. The sooner you begin working with us, the sooner we can collect all evidence and details, and build a strong defense on your behalf.
We do not believe that an individual should spend the rest of their life paying for an action that they made out of pure instinct. If you retain our services, you can rest assured that you have thesupport of a team that will tirelessly fight for you. When your future is at stake, do not wait to take action! Give our firm a call today to find out about theaggressive representation and tough defense with which we may be able to provide you.
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