Traffic violations can happen in a variety of ways. The most commonly thought of infraction is a traffic ticket for speeding, which is a minor charge. More serious traffic violations include hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, and DUI. It is important to defend all types of violations, even speeding tickets. A good defense will help keep harmful points off your record, and in some instances keep you on the road.
A charge of hit and run, or leaving the scene of an accident are misdemeanor offenses. In some instances the charge can be increased to a felony, depending on the circumstances. Two good reasons why leaving the scene of an accident is a bad idea include:
● If alcohol or drugs are involved.
● If an injury resulted from the accident.
It is scary to be involved in an accident, especially if you think you are at fault or if you have been drinking. Existence of these facts make it tempting to leave the scene, but doing so will only make matters worse. If you are involved in an accident, regardless of the circumstances, stay where you are! Your cooperation is expected, and will also be helpful to your defense. You want to face the charges against you with confidence and complete preparation. Doing so requires the help of a trained attorney with experience in hit and run cases.
If you have questions about hit and run cases or other traffic violations, call our office to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney. We help people charged in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free initial evaluation of your case.