I Was Involved In A Hit and Run, What Should I Do?

Being involved in a hit and run can be very nerve wracking, it is easy to make bad decisions after the incident but getting the right advice can be very important.

A commonly asked question is whether the involved party should report the car stolen following the hit and run accident. the short answer to this question is it is not advisable in that the report could result in additional felony charges if the crime is detected. This reaction seems to be the way to go to many people in that they think they can cover up the hit and run. The better option is to retain the services of a local criminal defense attorney who can advise the individual of proper courses of action. Routinely, a detective or police investigator will call the suspected party in an attempt to extract inculpatory or incriminating admissions. Here, again the person would be well advised to have a lawyer on retainer to act as an intermediary, counselor and insulator from law enforcement and the danger of bad knee jerk decisions. A lawyer can insulate you from pointed questions that are sure to be difficult to answer such as whether you were drinking prior to the incident.

Having the right and accurate legal advice during this very turbulent time is crucial to a favorable and just outcome of the case. The biggest mistake you can make is to listen to and follow the advise of a non-lawyer such as a friend, co-worker or relative.

A hit and run lawyer familiar with the specific issues and important concerns a person has facing life changing choices, can make all the difference in hit and run cases. Call and speak to a legal professional who can point you in the right direction, toll free at 1-877-213-4453.

About thetorranceattorney

Matthew Ruff is a Torrance criminal defense attorney located near the 405 freeway on Crenshaw Blvd. Focusing on DUI and serious criminal cases for over twenty five years. In addition to criminal cases, Matthew also defends clients at the DMV regarding license suspension hearings stemming from drunk driving arrests.
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