Yonkers Hit and Run Attorney
Traffic Violation Defense Lawyer Serving New York
In New York, leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it can involve serious criminal charges. If the accident involved a personal injury, it is a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to one year imprisonment. If the accident involved a fatal injury, leaving the scene without reporting it is a felony with a maximum penalty of two and a half to seven years imprisonment.
If you have been involved in a hit and run, you are facing criminal charges and it is highly recommended that an attorney assists you. Your first step is to contact our firm for a free initial consultation during which you may discuss your situation and our defense attorney can evaluate your case. If you retain the services of our firm, our Yonkers hit and run defense attorney will begin building a defense strategy on your behalf. It is important that you contact us as soon as possible after the incident as time is of the essence in these matters.
What to Do in an Accident
If you are involved in any accident, whether it involves vehicle or property damage or personal injury, you must stop. Accidents involving minor vehicle damage only do not require accident reports. All others do. Failure to file an accident report within 10 days can result in a suspended license. If personal injuries, vehicle or property damage is involved, you must call the police and remain at the site of the accident until a police report is taken and the police allow you to leave.
Consequences of a Hit and Run
When a hit and run involves personal injury or a fatality, the driver who is at fault may face heavy fines, DMV points, prison time, revocation of his license and possibly loss of his auto insurance. If convicted, the driver will have the conviction on his criminal record.
Depending on the circumstances, a hit and run defense lawyer may be able to reduce the crime to a failure to report an accident. However, each case is unique and will be handled accordingly.
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Aaron G. Baily to get started on your defense today!