If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, Arkansas law requires you to stay on the scene of the accident. That being said, many allow emotion to take over when they are in an accident and they flee the scene out of fear. While many may think that a hit and run is not a “big deal,” the truth is that it carries serious consequences. If you have been involved in a hit and run then contact our Little Rock attorneys today.
Little Rock attorneys providing effective representation to Arkansas residents charged for a hit and run.
If any damage occurs as a result of you hitting another person or object with your car, then you are obligated to exchange license and registration information, assist when possible in the event of injury, and remain on the scene for a reasonable amount of time if you are aware that law enforcement has been called. Arkansas considers it a hit-and-run if you leave the scene of an accident without leaving identifying information. There are several reasons why someone may commit a hit-and-run, including:
- The driver is uninsured
- The motorist struck a pedestrian or bicyclist
- The driver does not have a valid driver’s license
- The driver is in legal trouble
- The driver is in the country illegally
- The driver was intoxicated or on drugs at the time of the collision
This offense may result in fines, the loss of driving privileges, along with misdemeanor and/or felony charges. If you have fled the scene of an accident or been charged with hit-and-run then you should contact an attorney immediately.
The Little Rock, Arkansas attorneys at Benca & Johnston effectively protect the rights of the accused in hit and run cases. Our lawyers will immediately gather all evidence that is being introduced against you and will file any necessary Motions on your behalf, including those necessary to exclude statements you made from Court if the statement was made to an officer in violation of your Miranda rights. We are ready to assist you. Call today.
Little Rock hit-and-run attorneys servicing motorists charged with felony vehicular crimes
Hit-and-run offenses are very serious infractions. If you are convicted of a hit-and-run you may be charged with a class D felony, even if the other person did not sustain serious injuries. Class D felonies can be punishable by up to six years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. If death or severe injuries are sustained, or you are also found to have been driving without insurance, a license, or you were DWI at the time of the accident, or in possession of drugs, then your charges will likely be elevated to even more severe consequences. If you have been involved in a hit-and-run, do not wait for law enforcement to contact you. Call our Little Rock office today. Our experienced attorneys provide free consultations in which we can discuss the legal options that are available to you.