When people get into auto accidents, they often feel terrified and disoriented. In response to a rush of adrenaline, they might decide to run away rather than stay and face the consequences of the accident. However, this is considered leaving the scene of a crime and is punishable under Indiana law. Even if no one was injured at the scene, you could still be charged with a hit and run for failing to stop and speak with the other driver.
Punishments for this type of crime depend on a number of different factors, including the following:
If you are facing a hit and run accusation, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our Muncie criminal law attorneys as soon as possible. The earlier we become aware of your charges, the faster we can gather evidence and build a solid defense on your behalf.
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Without any serious injuries resulting from the crime, a general hit and run charge is a Class A misdemeanor, which could get you up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. If the hit and run results in the bodily harm of another person or many people, the charge becomes a Class D felony, which can lead to imprisonment for up to 3 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
If you are facing a severe hit and run charge, let us help. Brooke-Stevens, PC is dedicated to helping Muncie residents fight their charges and defend their rights. Our team will prioritize the protection of your interests. Let us use our years of experience in aggressive criminal defense representation on your behalf. Even a minor misdemeanor charge could harm your record for years to come and make it difficult for you to find a job or seek housing. Our experience allows us to quickly identify the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you. We can exploit these vulnerabilities to get you a reduced sentence or even a complete case dismissal. Call us and tell us about your situation today.
Contact us at (765) 663-4009 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation with us today. We look forward to working on your behalf.