Ventura Hit and Run Attorney
Information on Hit and Run Charges
Whenever someone is involved in a car accident, they are required by law to remain at the scene of the crime until all the involved parties have exchanged information and have agreed on a course of action. If the individual who has caused the accident flees the scene before giving their name to the other people involved or to law enforcement, this is considered a hit and run. A hit and run is a serious crime. If the accident has only led to property damage, the hit and run charges will likely be a misdemeanor. If anyone is injured in the accident, the charge will be a felony charge, which will carry with it much more severe penalties if you are convicted. It is essential that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney from our firm as soon as possible if you are facing hit and run charges.
Hit and run charges can result in the following penalties:
- Driver's license suspension
- Restitution for damages
- Monetary fines
- Jail time
A hit and run charge is extremely serious, and a conviction could lead to a long prison sentence among other ramifications. Contact our office today to discuss your options.