hit and run

Hit and Run

When you leave a scene of an accident after you have struck any property or a person and have failed to provide any type of identification, it is very likely that you will be faced with what’s called a “Hit and Run” offense. The state of California has two types of hit and run offenses: depending on certain circumstance a “Hit and Run” offense may result in a misdemeanor or a felony. If you leave the scene of an accident after causing damage to another’s property, you may be charged with a misdemeanor. If you leave the scene of an accident and you have caused injury to another person or persons your may be charged with a felony. A hit and run misdemeanor can get you points towards your driving record, which will increase your insurance premiums. A felony has more severe legal consequences, including possible jail time. Every hit and run case is different and has specific aspects that should be taken into consideration. It is never ok that one flee from a scene of an accident and contact an Attorney after the fact. However, if you inadvertently find yourself or a loved one in such a situation, don’t panic: we are here to help. We will access your situation and do our very best to protect your rights under the law.