San Diego Hit & Run Lawyer
Fight Your Charges with JD Law by Your Side
A charge of leaving the scene of an accident is commonly referred to as a "hit and run." Often, people who are charged with hit & run are completely unaware they have even hit another vehicle. If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident in the San Diego area, you need an experienced legal professional to handle your claim. JD Law can help.
There is no greater accolade or measure of expertise in the practice of law than being certified as a specialist. Because Attorney James N. Dicks is a board certified criminal law specialist, you can trust our firm to handle your case with the utmost in professionalism. See for yourself what our clients have said by reading our reviews.
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What Counts as a Hit and Run in California?
In California, any time someone flees the scene of a car accident they can be charged with hit and run. This means that you could be charged with hit and run even when another driver is at fault. Likewise, you can be arrested for leaving an accident when very little damage occurred.
A lawyer can help you build a defense for any hit and run, including:
- Accidents caused by another driver
- Collisions involving damage to another person's property
- Instances where your vehicle did not make physical contact with another
- Cases where it was not clear who was at fault
Misdemeanor vs. Felony Hit & Run
The penalties for hit and run can vary depending upon whether or not the accident involved serious injury, property damage, or both. A misdemeanor hit and run will involve minimal property damage and can carry a penalty of up to 1 year in jail and as much as a $10,000 fine. A felony hit and run, on the other hand, will involve permanent bodily injury to another or death of another. This offense can carry up to 4 years of prison time and a $10,000 fine.
Representing the Criminally Accused Since 1990
If you have been charged and are seeking competent legal counsel to defend you in a court of law, our San Diego criminal attorneys can help. Please call our offices today to arrange a free initial consultation where we can sift through whatever available information you have and discuss in detail the events leading up to you being charged. We will answer your questions and render an opinion on what the best course of action would be to successfully defend you. Contact us now.