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Penalties for a Hit & Run


Under Arizona law, when you’ve been involved in a car wreck, you are legally obligated to stop at the scene of the accident as soon as possible without further obstructing the flow of traffic. The purpose of this law is to ensure all insurance and contact information is exchanged between vehicle owners so that the damages may be taken care of. If any party involved in the accident fled the scene or failed to stop, this is known as a Hit and Run. Drivers responsible for a Hit and Run may be charged for either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the damage done. No matter what your penalties,Mesa defense attorney Charlie Naegle can help to reduce your sentence and repair the damage done to your criminal record.

If the accident resulted in damage to someone else’s vehicle or property, and you fled, you will likely be charged with a Class 3 Misdemeanor and have your license revoked for a period of one year. You may face other penalties such as fines, jail time, traffic school, and a damaged driving record, which may take time to repair. If any people were injured or killed in the accident and you fled the scene, your penalties will be far more severe. It is important to note that all people involved in an accident must stop to exchange information, not just the individual responsible.

If the accident resulted in a serious injury or death, you would customarily be charged with a Class 4 Felony and face up to 2.5 years in jail! If any injury other than death or serious physical injury was caused by the accident, your failure to stop at the scene would result in Class 6 Felony charges brought against you. With Mesa defense attorney Charlie Naegle on your side however, your sentence may be reduced and your case will be heard. Charlie Naegle is committed to protecting and defending your rights to help you get your life back on track as quickly as possible.

Should I Hire A Mesa Defense Attorney?

Hiring an experienced Mesa defense attorney will give you added credibility and the best chance at a reduced sentence. Charlie Naegle is a powerful advocate for your rights and he is highly respected and acclaimed in the Arizona legal system for his recent successes. To setup your FREE initial consultation with Charlie Naegle, contact Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys today at (480) 378-9000.

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