Need Defense for an Alleged Hit & Run?
In Utah every operator who is involved in an accident which results only in property damage has a strict duty to remain at the scene of the accident and exchange contact information and proof of insurance. This duty applies regardless of whether the damaged vehicle had a driver at the time of the accident. If the vehicle did not have a driver then the operator of the vehicle which caused the accident has to leave a notice on the other car with the operator’s contact information.
Anyone who is involved in an accident who leaves the scene of the accident without exchanging contact and insurance information or without leaving contact information on the damaged vehicle can be charged and convicted of a hit and run, which like other traffic crimes such as reckless driving, driving with a suspended, revoked, or denied license, and driving without an interlock ignition device can result in months in jail, a loss of driving privileges and hundred of dollars in fines.
Hit and Run Charges Requires a Strong Factual Defense
Every case involving hit and run charges will turn on the facts gathered in the case. For that reason you need a Utah criminal defense attorney who understands what facts are most helpful to defending you against charges and who knows how to present them in a way that will convince judge and jury that the government’s case against you is based on weak evidence. Utah Defenders is Utah’s criminal defense law firm and is your best bet against hit and run charges.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation About Your Hit and Run Charges
Give us a call at 801.618.1334 or email us and we’ll schedule a time for you to come in and speak to one of our Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyers about your hit and run charges. The sooner you call the sooner you’ll feel better about the criminal charges pending against you. We serve all of Utah.