San Jose Hit and Run Defense Lawyers
Hit and Run Attorneys Defending Clients in Santa Clara, Campbell and Fremont
A hit-and-run charge is serious. It means that the driver left the scene of an accident, and whether or not it was the driver's fault, he or she is obligated to stop and exchange insurance and other information. This is true even when no one is hurt, although the offense may be less serious.
If the charges also include allegations of drunk driving (DUI), the matter becomes more challenging and a defendant may face additional jail or prison time. Our attorneys will fight the charges aggressively, reviewing the evidence against our client and seeking out mitigating circumstances.
Exploring Each Client's Options
Options in hit-and-run cases can include dispositions such as:
- Alternative sentencing: This can include community service, electronic monitoring or attendance at specified classes and workshops, and can help a defendant avoid jail time.
- Civil compromise: In these cases, the defendant agrees to pay for property damage and expenses of the other party. This can allow the driver to avoid criminal court proceedings and can result in the dismissal of the case.
- Plea bargain: When the prosecution's case is weak, the driver can plead guilty to a lesser offense. It is important to discuss this option thoroughly with an experienced defense lawyer to determine whether this would be the best approach.
We defend clients against hit-and-run charges by evaluating the facts and the evidence. For example, it may be possible to prove that our client was not driving, was unaware of injury or property damage, or was afraid for his or her safety. We spend the time necessary to tailor a defense strategy to the client's circumstances.
Contact a San Jose Failure to Stop Attorney
If you have been charged with a hit-and-run or with leaving the scene in Santa Clara County, it is important to have an experienced attorney handling your case. Contact a San Jose traffic violations lawyer at Jachimowicz Law Group.
There is never a charge for your initial in-office conference with us. At that conference, the facts and defense of your case are discussed as well as the fee we will charge. In most cases, payment plans can be arranged.
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