Hit and Run Accidents
Fight Your Charges with an Atlanta Hit and Run Attorney
It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident. In fact, you are required to stop and render aid. The police are very skilled at finding a driver who has left the scene and their investigative techniques have led to many arrests for this crime. At the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally, you will find a former Deputy District Attorney who has turned his talents to defending the criminally accused. His experience serving on the other side allows him to have a great deal of insight into how to build a case that is tailored to the best possible outcome for the client, whether that is having his or her charges reduced or even dismissed entirely.
Trust an Atlanta hit and run lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience
to capably handle your case!
Contact our firm today to begin your free initial case consultation.
Hit and Run Charges in Georgia
Under Georgia Law (O.C.G.A. 40-6-270), any driver involved in an accident must stay at or return to the scene if:
- The accident caused injury to another person
- The accident resulted in the death of another person
- The accident resulted in damage to another vehicle
What are the Penalties for a Hit & Run?
Depending on the particular situation, a defendant may face these penalties:
- Up to one year of imprisonment in a county correctional facility
- Up to $1,000 in fines
- Driver's License Suspension
- Vehicle Impoundment
Penalties will only increase if another driver, passenger, pedestrian or bicyclist sustained serious injury or lost their life due to the accident.
When Suspected DUI is Involved in Your Case
It is often assumed that drunk driving is the underlying cause of a hit and run. However, there are many reasons a person could leave the scene that are not related to hit and run.
One of the most common reasons for leaving an accident scene is simple:
fear. A driver could have taken actions while suffering from the stress
of the collision that they would
not have done in other situations.
It is well worth your while to speak with an attorney before you make any decisions. If you are under investigation in a hit and run, refrain from answering questions from investigators. You need a criminal attorney at your side protecting your rights throughout this process. Whether you are innocent or you have some responsibility in the case, the quality of your defense lawyer is the most important issue.
Put a Former Deputy District Attorney on Your Side
Having served as a prosecutor, Attorney Matthew McNally has seen the difference that a highly skilled defense lawyer can make in a criminal case. In fact, all those who are involved in the justice system will agree that your lawyer, the skills he or she has, and the ability to craft a defense case is the most significant factor in the outcome in trial. For client convenience, we offer flexible payment plans, including zero-down financing with no interest for six months. Fight for the best possible outcome with our team!
Don't take any chances with your future. Call the firm for quality legal counsel.