Fayetteville Hit & Run Accident Lawyer
Penalties for Leaving the Scene
It is a criminal offense to leave the scene of an accident in which you were involved. Leaving the scene of an accident is also called a hit and run. Severity of the penalties for a hit and run accident depend on whether it was considered a misdemeanor or felony offense. As soon as you are involved in a vehicle accident, you should stay at the scene, make sure everyone involved is unharmed or gets medical attention, and exchange insurance and contact information. If you leave the accident without taking the appropriate actions, you can be charged with a hit and run. Do not hesitate to secure the legal assistance of a Fayetteville traffic ticket attorney if you have been ticketed for hit and run.
At the Plyler Law Firm, P.A., we know that involvement in an accident can lead to panic, and it is very difficult to think clearly while under this type of stress. Our firm understands that you may have not realized that you were involved in an accident or you may not even realize that you made a mistake by leaving the scene of the accident. Whatever the situation, our experienced lead attorney offers his knowledgeable representation to help you pursue the best possible case result.
Duty to Stop
Under North Carolina laws, you are legally required to stop after having any involvement in an accident. After hitting or being hit by another vehicle, you are required to fulfill your duty to stop and provide information to the other party or parties. Failing to do so can result in a Class 1 misdemeanor or Class H felony, depending on the severity of the accident and bodily injuries. You can face a lengthy prison sentence and other heavy penalties. With a Fayetteville traffic ticket lawyer at our firm, we can fight on your behalf! With a thorough investigation and interview of witnesses, we can develop a solid defense on your behalf. Contact us today to learn more!