Phoenix Hit and Run Defense Attorney
Arrested for Hit and Run?
When a person is involved in an accident causing either property damage or injury he has a duty to stop as soon as practicable and return to the scene. He has a duty upon request to show his driver's license, registration and provide his address. He also has a duty to offer needed assistance including first aid and summoning help for injuries. Failure to do so exposes one to criminal liability for leaving the scene of an accident including jail and fines. If you have been arrested for hit and run, you are urged to contact a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix without delay.
Penalties for Hit and Run
Failure to stop at a property damage accident is a Class 3 misdemeanor and punishable by a 30 days in jail and up to a $500 fine. Where there has been a non-serious injury, it is a Class 6 felony punishable by up to one year in prison. Where there is serious injury or death, the offense is a Class 3 felony with a possible sentence of 3 ½ years in prison.
For all hit and run convictions, the driver's license is revoked for one year.
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Phoenix
At The Wallin Law Firm, we vigorously defend clients charged with Hit and Run. Our chief attorney Mr. Wallin has been representing clients charged with crimes for 25 years. He has appeared in scores in cases that went to the jury and is well-reputed in the legal community for his vigilant defense of his clients' rights.
When we represent a client charged with hit and run, we learn his side of the story. Sometimes clients were unaware of the accident, did not see a way to stop in the traffic congestion or were simply petrified. Sometimes we find clients falsely charged as part of a scam by fake victims. At court we vigorously present our client's defenses and mitigating factors. We work to minimize penalties, salvage our client's privilege to drive and avoid having charges going on our client's record permanently. Our goal is to achieve the most favorable possible result in each case for our clients.
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