Hit and Run
If you are accused of being involved in an accident that causes property damage, injury, or death and failing to stop or fleeing the scene, you could be charged with the crime of Hit and Run.
In the State of California, a Hit and Run charge may qualify as a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the specific circumstances. If there is minimal damage to property or minor injury to a person, you could face a misdemeanor Hit and Run charge. This could carry a penalty of one year in jail, fines up to $10,000, probation, restitution and other consequences.
If there is permanent bodily injury or death to a person involved in the accident, you could be facing state prison for up to four years, a county jail sentence of a minimum of ninety days up to one year and/or fines up to $10,000, in addition to other consequences.
In either case, the consequences Hit and Run convictions are serious. The Law Offices of Paula Drake has the experience and knowledge to handle even the most complicated, serious Hit and Run matter.
You should avail yourself of your right to counsel before talking to any investigators. Criminal Defense Attorney Paula Drake will work to help you to fight the case, to get the charges reduced, to get the minimum sentence, or in some cases to get your case dismissed entirely.