Va Code Section 46.2-894
If you leave the scene of an accident you will be charged with what is commonly called “hit & run” in Virginia. Whether the result is property damage or personal injury, either can bring a felony charge. You are required to stop, exchange information, help out the injured and wait for the police. You can go to jail and lose your license so if you are charged with Hit and Run or leaving the scene. In such a case, you need an attorney, preferably one experienced in DUI defense.
Accidents can lead to Felony or Misdemeanor charges and often the consequences are worse than a DWI or DUI because it involves a victim and you damaged their person or property and ran. Judges and prosecutors do not like this and therefore jail time is always a risk.
It’s important to protect yourself by getting legal advice and hiring an aggressive Virginia DWI and DUI attorney. You can start with the Law Offices of Christopher P. James, in practice 27 years with over 5,000 criminal and traffic cases successfully handled without one complaint. We understand your situation and remaining out of jail means reducing the charges or possible dismissal of the case.
There are many things to consider in trying to protect you from conviction 46.2-894
The right attorney investigates and forms a conceivable strategy in the process that gains you the best outcome, and that can mean leaving the courthouse with a license instead of heading to jail.
Call the Law Offices of Christopher P. James to hire him for this difficult hurdle in your life. There is no hit & run/leaving the scene case we cannot handle. in Manassas ( Prince William County)
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