Los Angeles Hit & Run Charges Attorney

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Car accidents happen daily. They’re so common, in fact, that it is estimated most drivers will file a car accident claim once every 17 years or so. However, their prevalence doesn’t make them any less jarring or terrifying. If people get into accidents, they might panic flee the scene, especially if they accidentally hit a pedestrian. California has laws preventing this from happening and penalizing those who fit the following scenarios:

  • Those failing to stop at the scene of a collision
  • Those failing to provide identification
  • Those failing to offer assistance to any injured person as a result of the accident

If you’re facing hit and run charges, you should call our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Penalties for committing a hit and run can be severe and could lead to jail sentences and high fines. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner a defense can be mounted in your favor.

Get your case started by calling us at (888) 973-0209 or filling out our online form. We are available to take your call 24/7.

Penalties

California law can be severe when it comes to hit and run accidents, particularly if someone was harmed or killed in the collision. In the event you caused an injury, you might be charged with a misdemeanor or felony; what determines the charge is the severity of the damage. A misdemeanor might lead to one or both of the following punishments:

  • Imprisonment in jail for up to 1 year
  • A fine ranging from $1,000 to $10,000

A felony, on the other hand, might lead to one or both of the following:

  • Up to 3 years in jail
  • A fine ranging from $1,000 to $10,000

If the hit and run causes serious bodily injury or death, the punishments will be even more severe. The punishment for leaving the scene of a crime after committing vehicular manslaughter can lead to an additional, consecutive term of 5 years in prison.

Contact Us About Your Case

Remember, not only could you face criminal charges, you are likely to be facing a personal injury lawsuit as well. If you’ve been accused of a hit and run, make sure to give yourself the best chance of avoiding jail and high fines by contacting Attorney Scott R. Spindel. He has extensive courtroom and trial experience and has helped many people across Southern California with their criminal charges. Let us see what we can do for you.

Contact us at (888) 973-0209 or fill out our online form to get started on your FREE initial case consultation.