Arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Accident?
A hit and run can occur when you are driving and hit another vehicle or are involved in an accident and leave the scene without exchanging information or identifying yourself. This offense is typically charged as a misdemeanor, depending on the amount of damage or physical harm which was allegedly inflicted. However, it may be charged as a felony if another party was harmed in the alleged accident.
If you have been charged with hit and run, our Bellevue criminal defense lawyers at Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S. are here to help.
Defending Hit & Run Charges
In order to reach a conviction, the prosecutor in your case will have to gather sufficient evidence to prove that you willingly committed the crime. There are a variety of factors involved in this process, including that you caused the accident, did not identify yourself, that there was damage done, and that you fled the scene of the accident. Meanwhile, our legal team can work to build an effective defense strategy on your side.
A few examples of legal solutions we may employ include:
- Mistaken identity/false accusation: You did not cause the accident and were not actually involved in the accident at all.
- Lack of knowledge: If you were not aware that you caused property damage or that an accident occurred, we may be able to argue that there was a lack of knowledge.
- There was no damage caused to the other party: If you suffered damage to your car, but the other car or party was not harmed.
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Our goal is to keep you out of jail, avoid the serious consequences of a conviction, and to help you keep or reinstate your driving privileges. Learn more about the holistic, personalized approach of our caring Bellevue criminal lawyers when you contact us today.