Criminal Defense for Hit and Run Charges
At Rivas Law Firm, P.A. we provide aggressive criminal defense representation to clients facing hit and run charges throughout Orlando. If you are under investigation, have been arrested for or have been charged with hit and run (leaving the scene of an accident) and you are considering whether to involve a criminal attorney to assist you in fighting these charges, our law firm can help. We have more than 20 years of combined legal experience and the resources to competently handle your case. For a free case review, we welcome you to call an Orlando criminal defense lawyer at our law offices at 888-249-1206 today.
About Hit and Run / Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Hit and run, also called leaving the scene of an accident, is a criminal offense that occurs when a driver is involved in an auto accident and intentionally flees the scene without rendering medical aid, contacting the authorities or exchanging driver/contact information with the other driver/s involved. Depending on whether the Orlando auto accident involved property damage, injury or death, the penalties for a hit and run conviction may vary.
For hit and run causing injury, a defendant may face third degree felony charges and the following maximum penalties: up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. For hit and run causing property damage only, an Orlando driver may face second degree misdemeanor charges and up to 60 days in jail and up to $500 in fines. The penalties that may be enforced for your unique case may vary, so it is important to talk to a criminal attorney about your individual charges.
Contact a Orlando Criminal Attorney
Do not wait to involve a lawyer to help with your Orlando hit and run charges. You may be at risk of facing imprisonment, heavy fines and the burden of dealing with a criminal record for the rest of your life. A lawyer can work to protect your rights and help you avoid these serious consequences.
Contact an Orlando hit and run attorney at our firm today!