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Washington law prohibits operators of a motor vehicle from leaving the scene of an accident without first reporting the accident to law enforcement or leaving his or her contact and/or insurance information in a conspicuous place. While some hit and run accidents can be minor and are charged as a misdemeanor, a felony hit and run can be charged if there were serious injuries and/or death that occurred as a result of the accident. There are significant penalties attached to any hit and run charge, including:
- 0-90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine for a hit & run involving an unattended vehicle
- Up to 364 days in jail and up to a $5,000 fine for a hit & run involving an attended vehicle
- Possible license suspension
If you are being charged with a hit & run, it is important that you seek sound legal advice immediately. Greene & Lloyd, PLLC are experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorneys with the experience and resources you need to fight the charges against you. No matter what type of hit & run accident you were allegedly involved in, we believe you have the right to a zealous defense.
Possible Defenses For Hit & Run Charges
- No hit & run actually occurred
- Only your car was damaged in the accident
- There was no damage at all from the accident
Call Greene & Lloyd, PLLC today to discuss your case. We will provide you with the information you need to make decisions about your case that will protect your freedoms and your future.