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Leaving The Scene Of An Accident

 

If you leave the scene of an accident, even if you did not cause the accident, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony if a person or animal was injured or property was damaged. The type of charge depends on the circumstances, on whether a person or animal was seriously injured, and on whether previous similar convictions exist. If you leave the scene of an accident and an injured person dies, you may be charged with vehicular homicide or manslaughter. If you leave the scene of an accident and an injured animal dies, you may be charged with animal abuse.

 

Penalties for Hit and Run Crimes

 

The punishments for leaving the scene of an injury accident, even if you did not cause the accident, can include large fines and jail or prison time and suspension of your driver's license. In certain cases, the State of California may also take away your vehicle.

 

Hit and run accidents where a death occurs are considered felonies by law. These exist when the driver fails to stop, identify, or render assistance to the victim, regardless of whose fault the accident is. People involved in any type of motor vehicle accident where injury or damage occurs are required to remain at the scene until police arrive.

 

If you are involved in a hit and run accident, call us today for an immediate free consultation to evaluate your options.  Only a lawyer experienced with hit and run cases will be able to assist you in determining the proper steps to follow.

 

DUI Defense Lawyers

 

To have the greatest opportunity of avoiding the many penalties and negative consequences of DUI conviction, be sure to contact our experienced DUI attorneys as soon as possible. We are here to offer you the aggressive and dedicated representation you deserve. 

 

The Reynoso Law Firm, with offices throughout Orange County, is a well-respected law firm of DUI lawyers specializing in DUI defense exclusively: no clients but those charged with drunk driving (and related charges) are accepted. Mr. Reynoso has been defending Orange County  DUI cases since 1997 and is a graduate of NCDD’s DUI Trial College conducted at Harvard Law School.

 

We invite you to contact us today for a free consultation about your DUI case.  We will even contact the DMV to protect your license absolutely free, whether you retain our firm or not.

 

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