TRAFFIC LAW Attorney
Hit & Run Defense
A hit and run is a serious charge that can serve a harsh punishment. Understanding the charges that you are facing is important. A hit and run defense attorney with thorough experience is helpful in these cases above all. Call us, the attorneys of Goff Voltin, to get a rigorous defense.
A driver can be found guilty of a hit & run if:
- If a driver is in an accident that kills/injures a person, or property is damaged and fails to stop.
- And the driver fails to provide contact information to law enforcement and other parties.
- Also, fails to give reasonable medical assistance.
Punishment in these cases is proportional to the weight of damages, a hit and run can range from a misdemeanor to a felony. Damage of property is usually just a misdemeanor, but the injury of a person is a felony. Additional charges that usually relate to hit and runs, such as DUI, can also affect your punishment.
Even hitting an empty, stationary vehicle and leaving can result in heavy charges. It is very important to report any and all of these cases to the police when they happen to avoid extreme punishment.
Hit and run is punishable by up to ten years in prison and/or a $2,500 fine.
In other words, Representation by a criminal defense attorney is helpful in these cases.
VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-894/
If you or a loved one need traffic defense, call the attorneys of Goff Voltin for their expert analysis and defense.