Van Nuys Hit and Run Attorney
Hit and Run Lawyer, San Fernado Valley
According to California Vehicle Code § 20001 a driver that gets into an accident which results in injury or death must stop and meet certain requirements such as exchange of information as to name, insurance, address. If you fail to meet th erequirements set forth in the vehicle code, you may be charged with a hit and run.
To be found guilty of a hit and run, the burden of proof is on the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that: you were involved in the accident; that you knew an accident occurred; that you knew someone was injured/killed or that the accident was of such a nature that it would be probable that someone would be injured/killed; and that you failed to meet the requirements above.
Penalties for a hit and run conviction can be severe and include: up to 9 years to life in prison; Felony charge; Up to $10,000 fine; Revocation of your driver's license; Impoundment of your vehicle; DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) school; Points on DMV record; Community service; Probation; Criminal record for life.
At the Hedding Law Firm, we know the seriousness of a hit and run charge and we do whatever we can for our clients to get them the best possible results; either a dismissal or a lesser charge.
Our Van Nuys Hit and Run Lawyers have a combined 75 years of experience and have all the necessary skill and knowledge to aggressively and efficiently fight in court on your behalf.
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