Miami Hit And Run Lawyer
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A hit and run, (also called leaving the scene of an accident) is a serious criminal offense that may result in a misdemeanor or felony charge depending on the specifics of the case. If you are facing a hit-and-run charge in Miami, you will need experienced legal counsel to take action immediately.
Do not settle for anything less than a criminal defense lawyer with more than 40 years of experience and dozens of reviews and endorsements from other lawyers and clients. At Jonathan B. Blecher, P.A., I am also a member of the National College for DUI Defense, I am listed in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and I have the highest peer review ratings.
Penalties For Leaving The Scene Of An Accident
In Florida, if you are accused of failing to stop and render aid after a traffic collision can result in an arrest for leaving the scene of an accident. These duties include immediately stopping the vehicle at the scene, providing the other driver with your name, contact information, registration number, and insurance information, and calling emergency services in cases in which any party was injured.
A driver arrested and charged with a hit and run offense will be facing severe penalties if convicted. These include:
- Up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine if property was damaged
- Up to 5 years in prison or 5 years’ probation and a $5,000 fine if a person was injured
- Up to 40 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if another person perished in the accident
In all cases involving injury or death, offenders are subject to driver’s license suspension or revocation. If the defendant is also convicted of DUI with injury, he or she will face a mandatory minimum of two years in prison.
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If you are under investigation for a hit and run, do not agree to answer any questions or make any statements until you have consulted with a skilled Miami DUI attorney. You want to avoid saying anything that could later be twisted and incriminates you. As a former prosecutor, I understand the Florida criminal justice system from all angles. Let me use this knowledge to help you fight a hit and run charge and get you back to living your life as soon as possible. Contact my firm today.