Hit & Run
Have you been in a hit and run accident?
In many cases, even before charges are filed, there are proactive steps that can be taken which can greatly improve the outcome of the case.
Hit and Run Charges
Whether or not a hit and run accident involves injury (and the extent of any injury) will determine the level of charges that can be filed by the prosecutor’s office.
Hit and Run Misdemeanor
Cases that do not involve any injury or additional criminal conduct can only be prosecuted at the misdemeanor level.
A misdemeanor hit and run conviction in San Diego typically results in a three-year probation term, public work service, a fine, and other punishment; however, a jail sentence can also be ordered.
Hit and Run Felony
In cases where a person is injured, felony charges are possible and the corresponding punishment is typically much more severe.
There are also related civil and administrative consequences to consider in hit and run cases.
Hit and Run Case Negotiations
Like most criminal charges hit and run cases can be negotiated, and potential plea deals can involve an agreement for less serious charges and less serious punishment.
Pre-filing Proactive Steps
Hit and run cases can also be fought in a number of ways. In many hit and run cases, even before charges are filed, there are proactive steps that can be taken which can greatly improve the outcome of the case.
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