LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT (HIT-AND-RUN)
DEFENSE FOR SERIOUS TRAFFIC CRIMES IN DUPAGE, KANE AND COOK COUNTIES
Illinois law requires that any driver involved in a traffic collision must stop to render aid to the injured and exchange information with the other parties. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime, especially an accident resulting in injury or fatality.
Were you arrested or cited for a hit-and-run? Do you believe that police may be searching for you as the unidentified driver? These are scary circumstances with potentially severe consequences. For dependable legal advice and strong representation, you can turn to Martin & Kent, L.L.C. Our criminal defense lawyers have handled the most serious traffic offenses, including felony charges of hit-and-run.
Call us without delay for a free, confidential consultation. We will assert your rights and work hard to achieve the most favorable outcome of your situation.
HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT DEFENSE
If the accident involved property damage only, you may be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. If a pedestrian or occupant of another vehicle was injured or killed — regardless of who was at fault — you could be charged with felony hit-and-run for failing to give first aid and failing to remain at the scene.
Hit-and-run involving injury is a Class 2 felony with a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and fines up to $25,000. Hit-and-run in a fatal accident is a Class 1 felony punishable by up to15 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
As your attorneys, we are not here to judge. We are here to make sure that your rights are upheld and that you are not unjustly convicted or excessively punished. First and foremost, our goal is to avoid prison and a felony conviction. If that ultimately means going to trial, you are represented by an accomplished team of former prosecutors with 40-plus years of combined experience in Illinois criminal law.
In some cases, we may be able to negotiate lesser charges or alternative punishments such as probation and community service. Whatever the circumstances, we are confident we can make a difference in the outcome of your case. No matter what, do not talk to investigators or make public statements before speaking with an attorney.
Contact Martin & Kent, L.L.C., to protect your best interests. We are available 24/7 to respond to cases in DuPage County, Kane County and Cook County, with offices in Wheaton in DuPage County.