There are some extremely serious consequences if you are convicted of leaving the scene of an accident. If you are accused of failing to stop and render aid after an accident, you need to get legal representation at once, as the penalties imposed can be extremely severe. If you have been charged with this offense, you need an attorney who can evaluate your case for you. At the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, I have gained a deep insight into the justice system and how to get results for my clients, no matter how serious the charges.
I formerly worked for a prestigious law firm where I defended many Fortune 500 companies, and when I established my private practice, the goal was to provide the "little guy" with the highest quality defense counsel. If you are accused of a hit & run, it is important that you contact me immediately, as early involvement can make a significant difference in the level of charges, the potential penalties, and the ability to seek a case dismissal.
If you are convicted of leaving the scene, the penalties imposed are very harsh. The legal consequences will vary based upon the seriousness of the accident. If you are found to be at fault for property damage (such as damage to another person's car) with no injuries, you could be fined $202 - $402, and be forced to spend at least 30 days in jail. If you were at fault in an accident that caused personal injury, the penalties are increased significantly. If you are convicted, you could be fined $502 - $1,002, have your driver's license revoked for one year, and face up to 180 days in jail.
If the accident happened in a construction or 65 MPH zone, you could be fined $1,004 - $2,004. If you are convicted of leaving the scene of an accident, you will have points added to your license: 2 points if the accident caused property damage and 8 points if the accident caused personal injury. Being involved in an accident is a very scary situation. Things often happen in a blur, and you may have been in physical and/or emotional shock while trying to process this situation.
It's possible to get your charge downgraded to failure to report an accident, which is a no-point violation that carries less severe penalties. Because no two cases are alike, you'll need to consult with a lawyer to see what your options are.
Contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC to get an attorney who knows how to take action and fight charges of leaving the scene. The first step is to get an East Brunswick traffic ticket defense lawyer who knows how to get results.
Reach out to the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC at (866) 760-6430 to set up a consultation.