Leaving the Scene of an Accident
If you have been involved in a car crash, the law mandates you to provide your contact and insurance information before leaving the scene of the accident. Failure to do so is often considered as a case of ‘hit and run,’ and you can be charged for the offense. The logic behind the offense in Pennsylvania is simple, if there is nothing to hide, there can’t be reasonable explanation that allows you to leave the scene of accident. But if you have been charged with this serious offense, there are defense options that you need to pursue.Why Should I Fight These Charges?
If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, you need to contest this charge as it carries severe sentences and lifelong repercussions. The penalty in hit and run cases directly depends on the severity of the offense. Let us take a look at the scenarios of being charged with this offense.
- If the accident has only resulted in property damage, it is considered a 3rd degree misdemeanor. Here, you can be incarcerated for one year and be fined $2,500.
- If you leave the scene of an accident where there has been an injury, it is considered as 3rd degree felony. Here, you can be incarcerated for minimum 90 days and maximum of 7 years. It also carries minimum fine of $1,000.
- The consequences of leaving the scene of an accident where a death has occurred is far more serious. It is considered to be a felony offense of the 3rd degree and carries a sentence between 90 days and 7 years. It also carries a minimum fine of $2,500.
- A conviction can also result in the suspension of your license for a long period of time, which denies your privilege of driving a vehicle.
Given the consequences of being proven guilty, you need to immediately get in touch with a top-rated, experienced and reputed Pittsburgh Traffic Ticket Attorney like Sean Logue. I would help you determine the best course of action in your case.How Can I Help You?
I have successfully defended numerous clients who have been charged in hit and run cases and have helped them gain the most favorable outcome for their case. Even if you are proven guilty, I would use my expertise to ensure that the penalty is less harsh and all your rights and privileges are protected as best as possible. As a 10.0 Avvo rated Pittsburgh Traffic Ticket Attorney, Sean Logue brings in a hands-on approach to every case. I bring in an investigative approach and would unearth all the facts related to the case and offer you the strongest possible defense.
You shouldn’t merely surrender to the charges against you. You need to fight these vehemently. I bring in a proven track record of successful defenses and will help you like I have helped hundreds of clients in the past.