Newport Beach Hit and Run Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer for Newport Beach and Orange County, California
Hit and run cases occur when one driver strikes another motor vehicle, causing injuries or property damage to that person. The driver failed to identify himself, exchange insurance information, or call for medical aid. In Orange County, California, hit and run offenses may be either a misdemeanor or a felony.
There are several factors that can impact the outcome of a hit and run conviction:
- The driver’s past criminal record, if any
The extent of the property damage
The severity of the injuries
Whether or not the driver was under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both
Are you or a loved one under investigation for a hit and run charge? You need a Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer to come to your defense! Attorney Scott D. Hughes is known for providing his clients, personalized, effective legal solutions and can stand firm for you through the entire criminal trial process.
Penalties for Hit and Run
Leaving the scene of an accident may be viewed by the court as a blatant disregard for others.
If convicted, an individual may face the following penalties:
Up to 3 years of probation
Up to 6 months in county jail
Up to $1, 000 in fines, plus court-assessed penalties
Restitution paid to victims
2 points added to your driving record
The Law Office of Scott D. Hughes has been immensely successful at defending hit and run cases. In Newport Beach and throughout Orange County, there are countless numbers of cars traveling the roads and the freeways, making it that much more likely that someone could get involved with and even be accused of a hit and run offense.
Charged? Call Us Today!
Do not risk your future, your reputation, and your freedom. Consult with Attorney Scott D. Hughes about your hit and run case. The firm serves Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and throughout Orange County.
Charged with a hit and run? Contact the Newport Beach defense lawyer at the firm today!