Leaving The Scene Of An Accident
Facing Charges For Leaving The Scene Of An Accident? We Can Help.
A car accident can be a traumatic event, leaving people shaken and injured. Unfortunately, people do not always think clearly or make the best decisions in these situations. They may leave the scene because they are scared, injured or just confused about what to do next. Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in Pennsylvania, however, and can result in criminal charges. If alcohol was involved, the situation turns even more serious.
If you face charges for leaving the scene of an accident, talk with an attorney at Bellwoar Kelly, LLP right away. Our attorneys have decades of combined criminal law experience and we understand the charges you face. We have helped clients throughout southeastern Pennsylvania from our offices in West Chester, Pottstown and Kennett Square.
Consequences Are High For Hit-And-Run
If you left the scene of a minor accident where no one was hurt, you will face misdemeanor charges that carry up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. If the accident injured or killed someone, you could face much harsher penalties for a felony charge.
The state also takes drunk driving accidents very seriously, and it often pursues these cases aggressively. If your accident seriously injured another person and you were driving under the influence (DUI), the prosecutor could charge you with a felony.
Do not lose hope. You have defenses available, and our team will fight to protect your rights throughout the process. We will explain your options and help you decide what to do. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start building your defense.