Aggressive Defense Against Hit-And-Run Charges
Leaving the scene of an accident can result in serious penalties in Illinois, including heavy fines, loss of driving privileges and jail time. The criminal defense attorneys at Richard F. Blass & Associates, LLC understand what is at stake if you have been accused of this offense, and we can help you fight the charge.
If you are suspected of hit-and-run anywhere in DuPage, Cook, Kane, DeKalb, Kendall and Will Counties, contact our defense lawyers today for a free consultation. We aggressively defend clients in Elmhurst and the surrounding communities.
Possible Penalties For A Conviction
The stakes are high in hit-and-run cases, and the possible penalties for a conviction will depend on the given circumstances. For example, leaving the scene of an accident that results only in property damage is a misdemeanor punishable by up to $2,500 in fines and up to a year in jail.
If you are accused of leaving the scene of an accident that involved bodily injury or death, the charge is upgraded to a felony, and the possible penalties for a conviction include tens of thousands of dollars in fines, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, and multiple years of incarceration.
An allegation of fleeing the scene of an accident to avoid a drunk driving charge can also lead to enhanced penalties.
Understand Your Defense Options
Not everyone accused of hit-and-run is guilty. Police officers are not immune to mistakes, and sometimes there simply is not enough evidence for the prosecution to obtain a conviction. In some cases, the driver was not even aware that a collision with a vehicle or another person had occurred.
Whatever your situation may be, it is crucial that you take steps now to protect your rights and future.
Contact An Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney Today
At Richard F. Blass & Associates, LLC, we draw on more than 70 years of combined experience to help our clients secure the best possible resolution in criminal defense cases, including allegations of fleeing the scene of an accident. For a free consultation to discuss your goals and concerns, contact us online or call 630-782-2000.