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Naperville Hit & Run Attorneys

Thorough & Aggressive Defense for Serious Charges

People leave the scene of an accident for a number of reasons, such as panic, intoxication, a misunderstanding of what occurred, or just poor judgment. If you have left the scene of an accident for any reason, you could be facing serious criminal consequences. For this reason, it is critical to call a Naperville criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. Trust the team at the Roscich & Martel Law Firm to handle your case with poise and professionalism.

Give our firm a call at (630) 608-2533 today to get started on your case.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

A hit and run is a crime far more serious than a mere traffic infraction such as failing to indicate before switching lanes or failing to fully stop at a stop sign. In Illinois, if you are involved in an accident that results in property damage, you must stop and lend assistance to the person you collided with or at the very least exchange information for insurance purposes. It is also possible to be charged with leaving the scene of an accident for something as small as a minor scratch or dent that is barely noticeable.

Classifying Hit & Runs

In Illinois, hit and run crimes are separated into three classifications:

  • It is a misdemeanor crime to leave the scene of an accident when there is damage to only a person's property. If found guilty, the driver faces up to 364 days in jail and a $2,500 fine.
  • It is a felony to leave the scene of an accident where there is personal injury involved. If found guilty, the driver faces up to 3 years in jail and a $25,000 fine.
  • It is a felony to leave the scene of an accident that results in death. If found guilty, the driver faces up to 5 years in jail and a $25,000 fine.

Simply put, if you believe you have collided with another person, stop your vehicle, get out, and make sure the other person is okay. Provide aide, if necessary. Accidents happen and people heal but fleeing the scene could cost you thousands of dollars and potentially years of your life.

Experienced Hit & Run Attorneys by Your Side

The lawyers at the Roscich & Martel Law Firm are no strangers to hit and run incidents. Many of our clients are victims who have come to us confused and without a clue of how to seek redress. Other clients who have been charged with hit and runs often times have legitimate excuses or other reasons for leaving the scene. Being involved in a collision is a shocking experience, causing adrenaline to flow. Our Naperville hit and run attorneys are here to help you with your incident regardless of the circumstances.

Contact us today at (630) 608-2533 to discuss your situation. We provide representation for clients located throughout Illinois.

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