Criminal Defense of Hit and Run Investigations
A Criminal Defense Attorney can assist in cases of Failure to Giving Information or Failure to Render Aid, commonly called ‘Hit and Run’ are a criminal offense in Florida. Under the State Transportation Code, this could be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. People understand it that if a person runs from the scene of an accident, crime has been committed. However, whether it is a felony or misdemeanor depends on whether anyone was injured in the accident. Even if the accident was not your fault, a hit and run are illegal. There is a legal responsibility to stop and provide your contact information or render help if needed. If injuries or death resulted from the accident, it could result in a felony charge.
In many cases involving an accident with injury, accident investigators assume that the driver committed a hit and run because the person was impaired by alcohol or drugs. They will look into that possibility as part of their investigation, which could result in an additional charge like DUI or Intoxication Manslaughter. Regardless of the severity of the accident you should consult a criminal defense attorney at once.
Criminal Defense Attorney for Hit and Run Cases
If you have been charged with leaving the scene of a DUI-related accident, you will need a skilled and tenacious criminal defense attorney in your corner. At the Law Office of Ramon de la Cabada, we will utilize all of our experience and certifications for your defense. We will research all aspects of your case so we can make sure you get the fairest trial possible and receive fair and reasonable treatment. We know that facing a DUI and hit and run charges can be confusing and scary, but a good criminal defense attorney can help ease your mind.
Facing Hit & Run Charges in Florida?
Our firm understands that there may be a valid reason for someone not stopping at the scene of an accident. For example, the driver may be unaware that there was a collision or is concerned about his safety. Talking to an investigator without the advice of an experienced defense attorney is never advised and could create problems in defending your case. The purpose of a law enforcement investigation is to find evidence of guilt and provide it to a prosecutor. As our founding attorney served as a former prosecutor and fully understands how the prosecution builds its case. After a thorough investigation of the circumstances of your accident, our firm will work with you to design a robust criminal defense strategy.
Protecting your legal rights and your criminal record is our highest priority. Call The Law Office of Ramon de la Cabada for a free consultation with a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney.