Anoka County Hit & Run Attorney
Leaving the Scene of an Accident: A Serious Felony Offense
It is illegal in Minnesota to flee the scene of an automobile accident. Under state law, you are required to stop and provide certain information and to render aid if any person is injured. If you failed to do so in a moment of panic, or made a bad decision, you could be facing charges of hit and run. Penalties are far more severe when bodily injury or death results from the accident.
The seriousness of the matter could be compounded if DWI was involved. If you are charged with hit and run, you should consult with a knowledgeable Anoka County
criminal defense lawyer. At Brevik Law, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you fight the charges you are facing.
Hit & Run Lawyer in Anoka County
Maximum sentences for hit and run depend on how much damage was caused by the accident and on the circumstances involved. If the accident results in the death of any individual, the hit and run charges are filed as a felony.
Regardless of whether or not you caused the accident, you could face:
- up to 3 years in prison
- fine of up to $5,000
If the accident does not result in substantial bodily harm or death, the maximum penalty is 1 year in prison, a $3,000 fine, or both. You could also risk suspension of your driver's license. It is important to secure the best criminal defense possible for hit and run charges. Our experienced Anoka County criminal defense attorneys will aggressively defend your case.
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If you have been charged with hit and run, you are entitled to an aggressive defense, whether or not the charges have merit. We will investigate your case and defend your rights to the fullest. Contact our firm for tough, professional representation to defend your case.