Santa Clarita Hit and Run Lawyer
What is Considered a Hit and Run in California?
Hit and run is typically defined as leaving the scene of a traffic accident (involving other automobiles, property, pedestrians, animals, etc.) without providing proper identification (name, phone number, address, and insurance information) and/or required aid, whether the accident was the offenders fault or not.
There are many reasons why people leave the scene of the accident, and not all of them are bad-natured or malicious. Sometimes it's panic or fear. Other times it's the result of medical situations like a head injury or shock. Perhaps a driver honestly didn't realize or recognize that an accident occurred.
Whatever the case might be, if you or a loved one has been charged with hit and run in Santa Clarita, it's really in your best interest to contact a skilled Santa Clarita Hit and Run Defense Attorney from the Law Offices of David M. Wallin immediately for a free consultation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in criminal defense law and are dedicated to helping people facing serious criminal charges like hit and run.
With 40 years of combined experienced between them, the lawyers at the firm know what to expect in these complex cases and how to get the best possible results. We will do everything ethically and legally within our power to protect your rights, defend your case and keep you out of jail.
California Penalties for Hit and Run
Misdemeanor hit and runs typically involve minor traffic accidents in which little damage property damage occurred and no one was injured. Felony hit and run involves more serious traffic accidents with major property damage or incidents in which others were injured or killed as result of the accident or fleeing the scene without providing aid or failure to report the incident to police.
Depending on the charge, the facts of the case and one's criminal record, punishments can include harsh fines of up to $10,000, jail or even prison time, points or even a suspended driver's license, loss of insurance, restitution, probation, community service and more. If the hit and run is a felony and involves a charge of vehicular manslaughter, a conviction could include incarceration for up to 15 years to life.
If you or someone you know has been charged with hit and run in Santa Clarita, you'd be well-advised not to discuss your case with prosecutors or police. Instead, contact a Santa Clarita criminal defense attorney immediately for advice and possible legal representation.
Go with experience. Contact a Santa Clarita hit and run defense attorney for a free consultation regarding your hit and run charges in Santa Clarita.
We Care About Your Future
Unlike many criminal firms that are solely focused on the hear and now, our seasoned legal experts are committed to making sure that we help develop a strategy or plan for the next stage of your life.
Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Attorney David M. Wallin not only has over three decades of legal experience, but is also a certified criminal law specialist - a distinction that roughly only 180 attorneys in the entire state of California have earned.
Cost-Effective Legal Representation
We're committed to charging a competitive rate for our legal services and offer a variety of financing options. We believe that quality legal representation shouldn't be reserved for those with vast financial means.
A Team of Legal Professionals Fighting For You
Unlike most criminal defense firms that only have one attorney on staff, we have a team of legal professionals working together to provide our clients with a complex legal strategy to maximize their chances of a positive outcome.
Unmatched Representation & Transparency
At The Law Offices of David M. Wallin, we want to make sure that we're completely honest with our clients and their family. At every step of the process, we'll be communicating with you to keep you up to date on any changes to your case.
At The Law Offices of David M. Wallin, we know that the state will do everything in their power to make sure you end up behind bars. Because we know this, we'll actively work toward making sure your rights are protected and that your case is treated with the utmost care and urgency.