In California, the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in either property damage or bodily injury must stop the vehicle, locate the owner of the other vehicle(s), and exchange certain information, including their name, driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration.
The consequences for failing to do all of these things can result in probation, jail time,fines. In addition, you may receive 2 points on your driving record. If the hit and run accident results in death or permanent, serious injury, the defendant can be facing prison time of up to four (4) years.
Why Hire the Mortlock Law Group?
It is important to retain a San Diego hit and run attorney to review the facts of your case and determine if there may be a legal defense. Defenses in hit and run cases, include that the only damaged vehicle was your own, you did not know the accident occurred, or that you were not the person driving at the time of the accident.
In some instances, a skilled North County San Diego hit and run attorney can enter into a “civil compromise” with the prosecutor whereby the district attorney will agree to dismiss the charges if the victim receives full satisfaction for the accident or injury.
As an attorney who has represented numerous Hit & Run clients, I know how to effectively handle Hit & Run Cases. If you have been charged with hit and run, contact the North County San Diego hit and run attorneys of the Mortlock Law Group for a free consultation.