If you are a driver involved in an accident where there is damage to a vehicle, injury or death, you are required by law to stop your vehicle at the scene of the accident, or as close as possible and immediately return to the scene. You must remain at the scene to:
- Provide aid to any injured person, including making arrangements for medical treatment
- Provide your name, address and license plate number
- If requested, show your driver license to any person involved.
Failure to remain at the scene can result in felony hit and run charges if there are injuries. Felony charges, as in prison.
Conviction for failure to comply will result in your driving privilege being:
- Revoked for 5 years if involving death or serious physical injury
- Revoked for 3 years if involving injury other than death or serious physical injury
- Suspended for 1 year if involving only damage to a vehicle.
However, the one year suspension is not mandatory; the judge may choose not to impose it. That's where good advocacy from an experienced and aggressive lawyer can really help.
So if you are facing serious criminal charges in the Phoenix area, you need a hard fighting, straight talking Phoenix criminal defense attorney on your side. So
contact us right away for a free consultation.