Arrested for Leaving an Accident?
Leaving the scene of the crime after causing an accident in California is illegal. Also referred to as a hit and run, this crime is committed when the driver who is at fault flees in an attempt to avoid taking responsibility. Although is frightening and overwhelming to cause a car accident, the law requires that you stay at the scene, exchange information with the other drivers, and seek medical attention for those who were injured.
If you are at fault in an accident and are being charged for hit and run in Ventura County, Wilfert Law, PC can provide you with experienced counsel and help you devise the best plan of action for your case.
Misdemeanor & Felony Hit & Run Charges
The severity of a hit and run charge in California depends on the damages and injuries that result.
- Misdemeanor Hit & Run: This offense is charged when property damage is the end result of a hit and run accident. Under California VC 20001, the person who is at fault will then face six months or less of jail time and/or have to pay a fine of $1,000.
- Felony Hit & Run: When personal injury or death is the end-result of a hit and run accident, a felony charge is made against the liable party. Conviction for felony hit and run is punishable by incarceration in state prison for a maximum of 4 years and fines up to $10,000.
No matter what type of hit and run charges you face, it is extremely important to have superior legal advocacy on your side. If you enlist the representation of our lawyers, we can thoroughly evaluate your hit and run case and guide you towards an outcome that is in your best interest.
Need an Attorney for a Hit & Run Case in Ventura?
At Wilfert Law, PC, our legal team can assist you with your hit and run charges and provide you with the resources and knowledge needed to effectively challenge the allegations. Our firm understands that fleeing the scene of an accident is often the result of being frightened and overwhelmed, and we can provide powerful defense for your case.
We can create a unique plan of action that enables us to relentlessly fight your charges. Our legal team is dedicated to defending the rights of our clients and helping them minimize or eliminate the charges that they face.