Hit and Run is when an individual is involved in an accident or collision, whether minor or serious, and that individual leaves the scene of the accident without exchanging information with the victim or the police.
People generally associate hit and run with incidents such as when a person is involved in an accident where they hit another person or another vehicle and they flee the scene. However one can also be charged with hit and run if they hit objects such as street signs, street lights, walls, guardrails or other objects, and they do not contact the police to report the incident.
Hit and Run can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the seriousness of the damage to property or whether there was bodily injury.
A skilled attorney can investigate your case and work to get you a favorable outcome or in some instances even get your case dismissed. Contact Orange County Defense Attorney Ali Komaili if you have been charged with Hit and Run or any other criminal matter in Orange County.