Walnut Creek Hit & Run Lawyer
Don’t Take Your Charges Lightly
If you were charged with a hit and run, you could be facing serious consequences. These charges can either be misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the seriousness of the accident and if there were any injuries or deaths. Even with a misdemeanor conviction, your insurance premiums could go up significantly.
What are the Penalties for a Hit & Run in California?
The penalties for a hit and run in California depend on the severity of the incident. If the incident resulted in death or severe injury, the driver faces up to four years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Suppose property damage occurred, and the driver left without providing information. In that case, they may face misdemeanor charges which carry potential jail time of up to six months and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.
If the driver is found to be driving under the influence during the incident, they may also face additional penalties. These include a high fine of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment for one to three years. Additionally, any hit-and-run incident may result in license suspension for a specific period.
An Attorney Who Cares About You
Thomas knows that being in an accident can be scary and that you may not have even known that you would be charged with a crime for leaving the scene of the accident. He also knows that you may have been in shock and made a decision that you would not normally have made.
Being charged with a hit and run is not a reflection of who you are as a person, and this incident does not need to overwhelm you. A Walnut Creek criminal defense lawyer who knows the court system can help you get peace of mind through the court proceedings.
If you were charged with a hit and run, Thomas can help you navigate the court system including:
- Bail proceedings
- Plea bargains
- Keeping court dates
No one case is the same, and Thomas knows that you are a unique individual with specific needs. You need a lawyer that will represent you from start to finish, ensuring that you can get the optimum result from your trial or plea.
Thomas' office has knowledgeable staff who will take your call and set up your first free consultation. Don’t hesitate to call (925) 208-4801 now.