What to Do if Charged With Hit-And-Run
A hit-and-run can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. If you are under investigation or have been charged, it is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who can defend your case at trial. If your case goes to a bench trial (before a judge only) or jury trial, you will need a lawyer who produces favorable results at trial regularly — one who will prepare your case for trial from the beginning.
At Drennan Law Firm, we defend clients facing the consequences of conviction in all types of traffic violations and criminal offenses throughout the Charleston area. Our attorneys will independently investigate your case and personally guide you through the legal process while protecting your rights and pursuing your best possible outcome.
Our goal is to preserve your freedom, driving privileges and reputation.
We will work tirelessly to minimize the consequences that you face and challenge the prosecution to produce solid evidence. We know the tactics that will be used against you, and we will fight for you.
Penalties for Hit-And-Run (Leaving The Scene Of An Accident)
The severity of hit-and-run charges depends on the severity of the accident:
- Incarceration for 30 days to one year if there were no serious injuries or deaths
- Incarceration for 30 days to 10 years if there were serious injuries
- Incarceration for one year to 25 years if there was a death
Your driver’s license will also be suspended if you are convicted of hit-and-run in South Carolina. The conviction will go on your permanent criminal record, and your opportunities for jobs, education and loans will be greatly reduced.
Speak With Us About Your Legal Options
Please call us at 843-352-4149, or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. We’re prepared to defend you and protect your rights. Call us now for immediate legal assistance. Call us before saying anything to investigators.