One of the most frequent types of Vehicle Crimes is the crime of Hit and Run by a vehicle. A hit and run occurs when someone has been involved in a car accident and leaves the scene without talking to the other party and giving them their information. DUI with marijuana This can be charged as misdemeanor or felony, depending if injuries arise. For both misdemeanor and felony hit and runs they include property damages, but a felony involves the additional requirement of the victim suffering bodily injury. To be charged with a hit and run you would have to leave the scene of a minor accident where the other driver was at fault, leave the scene of an accident after you caused damage to someone else’s car, or leave the scene of an accident after your car caused other property damages. It is important to share your driver’s license number, insurance information, contact information, and license plate number to the other party when faced with an accident. If you fail to do so it may result in different penalties, including fines and imprisonment, depending on the circumstances.
Defending Vehicle Crimes such as a hit and run case can be difficult at times. One defense can be using reasonable doubt as to whether the government can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime. DUI defenses If the police have proof you were at the scene of the crime, you could also attempt to prove that the accident was not your fault. This could help avoid any more charges like reckless endangerment. The police may also try and charge you with a DUI if the officer believes you were under the influence of drugs when you were driving. Getting an experienced defense attorney is important if you are faced with charged from a hit and run. At the Bellwoar Kelly, LLPwe can go over possible defenses and provide legal advice. Contact our offices today to set up a free consultation.