If you have been charged with hit-and-run, do not take your charges lightly. If you are found guilty of a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge, you will face criminal penalties and your auto insurance rates may be significantly affected. If you are convicted of a felony hit-and-run offense, you could be sentenced to serve time in a state prison.
Protect your rights by retaining the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman. We understand that you may not have even known that it was a criminal offense to leave the scene of an accident. We understand that you may have made a mistake that you now regret because you were frightened. Our job is to protect your rights and minimize your exposure to criminal penalties. Contact us today for help.
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To schedule your free case evaluation with one of our Los Angeles hit-and-run attorneys, call 213-514-8324 or e-mail us today.
Misdemeanor Hit-and-Run Charges in Los Angeles
A hit-and-run offense will be charged as a misdemeanor if the accident did not cause the death or injury of another person (e.g., an accident that only results in property damage). Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction and protect your record.
Felony Hit-and-Run Charges in Los Angeles
A hit-and-run offense may be charged as a felony if the accident caused the death or injury of another person. If you are in an auto accident involving injury or death, you are required to stop immediately at the scene.
In addition to stopping, California law imposes additional requirements if you are in an accident involving injury or death. For example, you must show identification to the other driver or police officer and you must provide “reasonable assistance” to the injured driver or other injured parties (e.g., pedestrian or bicyclist).
Any felony charge is a very serious matter. A felony conviction could result in a prison sentence and significantly impair your employment opportunities. Let us put our experience to work for you. We will hold the prosecution to its burden of proof and raise a strong defense on your behalf. In addition to offering skilled trial attorneys, we offer a former prosecutor who knows how to use creative approaches to resolve cases to the benefit of our clients.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles hit-and-run lawyers, call 213-514-8324 or contact us by e-mail.