Facing Hit & Run Charges?
Get defense from a Murrieta criminal attorney!
If you were charged with fleeing the scene of an accident, also known as
hit and run, you may be up against severe penalties. According to California
Vehicle Codes 20001 and 20002, anyone involved in a collision, even a
minor fender bender, must pull over, check on the other party, and exchange
information if any damage or injury occurred. A person must do this even
if the accident was not their fault. When a person fails to so, even if
they pulled over but didn't share accurate information, they could
face criminal charges and leave a stain on their record.
Now is the time to reach out to the Murrieta criminal defense attorney
at the Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates. Our firm understands
how overwhelming this time may seem, but we are here to advocate for your
rights and clear your name.
Call us today to set up a
Understanding California's Hit & Run Laws
Even if your incident is as minor as hitting a parked car, you still have
the legal obligation to provide some accident and contact information
to the owner of that car. Without taking these measures, you could face
very serious penalties.
The penalties for a misdemeanor hit and run conviction can include:
- Jail time for up to 6 months
- Probation for up to 3 years
- $1,000 in fines and possible court fees
- 2 points on your driving record
- Restitution for any injured victims
Many additional factors can contribute to your final sentencing. For example,
if someone was injured, it can increase your charge to a felony offense.
Also, having previous criminal convictions on your record can also enhance
Contact us for a free case evaluation!
We urge you to talk to our defense team at the Law Office of Nic Cocis
& Associates. In the appropriate case, we can have the charges dismissed
through a "civil compromise". We can also search for possible
defenses on your behalf and use these to help you lessen or avoid penalties
altogether. As a Murrieta criminal defense lawyer, Nic Cocis has been
leading our defense team since 1999, providing high-quality legal support
for those facing serious offenses. Whether you have a simple or complex
case, you can count on us to help.
If you were arrested for hit and run in Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar,
Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Perris, Banning, Corona or Riverside, do not hesitate to
call our firm! We can help.