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Charged with Hit & Run?

Hit and Run Defense Attorney in Santa Clarita

If you or a loved one has been charged with felony or misdemeanor hit and run in California, be aware that this is a very serious offense that you shouldn't take lightly. 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 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.

Hit and Run Offenses and Defenses in Santa Clarita

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. Hit and run can be a misdemeanor or felony. Misdemeanor hit and run typically involves 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.

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.

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.

Why Hire The Law Offices of David M. Wallin

  • Former Prosecutor

    Our founding lawyer is a former Deputy District Attorney.

  • Certified Expert

    He is also one of the rare criminal law specialists in the state.

  • 50+ Years of Combined Experience

    Our team offers the trial-tested defense you deserve.

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