If you have been charged with a hit and run (leaving the scene of an accident) offense you should obtain strong legal counsel right away. Law enforcement and the criminal justice system deal with hit and run offenses harshly. You could be facing serious penalties which could impact your liberty and your future. By getting the representation of a Rhode Island criminal defense attorney for your case you significantly improve your chances of retaining your freedom and avoiding severe punishment. Speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to find out more about options for your specific case.
Rhode Island hit and run laws require that the driver of a vehicle that has been knowingly involved in a car crash or other accident that causes property damage, injury or death must stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident. To not do so is against the law and can result in severe penalties. If a person is convicted of a hit and run crime - injury resulting, the sentence may include up to five (5) years in prison, $5,000.00 in fines and five (5) years loss of license. The penalties are enhanced if serious injury, death or drunk driving is suspected. If you want to avoid lengthy imprisonment and losing your license, you should make sure you have strong and knowledgeable legal help. Attorney Robert H. Humphrey may be able to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced.
This is not a charge you should face on your own. Hit and run is a serious allegation and you need an attorney who has the skill and reputation in criminal defense that you can trust. Attorney Humphrey is dedicated to helping clients get the best outcome possible and really takes your best interests to heart.
See what can be done about the criminal charges against you. Contact a Rhode Island criminal attorney to schedule an initial consultation today!