Orange County Hit and Run Attorney
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A Hit and run occurs when a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, causes property damage or personal injury to a third party, and then leaves the scene without exchanging insurance information or rendering aid.
If a person leaves the scene of the accident without exchanging insurance information or rendering aid to an injured person he or she can be charged with hit and run. A Hit and run charge can be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. Classification usually will depend upon the person's criminal history, the extent of property damage caused by the accident, the extent of physical injuries caused by the accident, and if the person was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both at the time of the accident. When a DUI charge is involved, additional penalties will likely be assessed.
Once a person has been charged with hit & run, whether it is classified as a misdemeanor or felony, it is paramount that the person speaks with an experienced and knowledgeable Orange County Criminal Defense attorney.
Qualified Criminal Defense Attorney Scott D. Hughes
When a driver is charged with or arrested for hit & run, it is imperative that they consult a skilled Orange County criminal defense attorney immediately. An experienced defense lawyer can get involved from the onset of the legal process and provide insight and direction as the Orange County hit and run case progresses. Additionally, an Orange County criminal defense attorney can negotiate with judges and prosecutors to possibly have the person's criminal charges reduced, or in some cases, dismissed entirely.
At the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes, he has experience in representing clients charged with hit & run offenses and facing harsh legal penalties. With his help, clients have been able to fight their hit & run charges and obtain successful outcomes in court. Scott D. Hughes is an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer who is an aggressive, professional litigator, ready to help you with your Orange County hit and run case.
If you have been charged with hit & run in Orange County and you would like to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney, call an Orange County defense lawyer at the Law Office of Scott D. Hughes today at (714) 987-2671.
Orange County Hit and Run Lawyer Scott D. Hughes provides criminal hit and run defense to individuals in the following cities:
Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
Additionally, we successfully represent individuals in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.