Brevard County Hit and Run Defense Attorneys
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Hit and Run is a term used to describe leaving the scene of an accident after causing damage or injury to another person, their vehicle, or property. This even includes accidents involving bicycles, parked or unoccupied vehicles, pedestrians, and accidents that you may not feel you are at fault for.
In Florida, a hit and run charge can be an extremely serious offense. An experienced Brevard County criminal defense attorney is needed when faced with these charges. Before speaking with police, be sure to consult with a skilled lawyer from our firm, as law enforcement officers may later use your own statements against you in court.
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Hit & Run Penalties
The penalties for a hit and run conviction can vary depending on the specifics of your case. Whether or not the hit and run charges are prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a more serious felony charge can depend on a variety of factors. A minor accident is more likely to bring a misdemeanor charge.
You may be charged with a felony if your incident involved:
- Damage to property
- Injury to either another driver or civilian
- Death of either another driver or civilian
Penalties for both misdemeanors and felonies include heavy fines and time in prison, not to mention a revocation of your license. This is potentially dangerous because drivers that have had their license revocated often continue driving and get charged with driving without a license or have their sentencing increased. Repeat offenders are in a much worse position, as Florida law is very tough on those who have previously done time.
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Brevard County
The right attorney will protect you from making any incriminating statements and will know how to present your version of the event to the court. Contact an attorney from Kernan & Austin, LLC today for your best chance at a good outcome in your case. A knowledgeable attorney will review the facts of your case and prepare an aggressive defense. If you are facing hit and run charges, don't hesitate to take action.