Charged with Hit & Run in Raleigh, North Carolina?
Hit and Run offenses in Raleigh, North Carolina are very serious matters. Not only do they prevent law enforcement from doing their jobs, but they also can cause severe injuries and damage to property. We have listed the possible charges you might face and the punishments ordered upon conviction.
Traffic HIT/RUN LEAVE SCENE PROP DAM
Often we have clients who get into minor accidents and for one reason or another leave the scene. Because this is a criminal offense individuals in the Raleigh area can be later arrested for leaving the scene of an accident where car damages are involved.
If you are in a car accident in Wake County, North Carolina it is very important to make sure that you stay at the scene until the police arrive. Even if another party is not present for the accident they may be able to find out your license number and you can be later arrested because someone was able to make out your license plate after you have left the scene of an accident.
Hit and Run: Failure to Notify Authorities
- If a person is guilty of hit and run: failure to notify authorities, then they are guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor under N.C. Gen. Stat § 20-166.1(k) and N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-176.
Hit and Run: Driver’s Failure to Stop or Remain at the Scene with a Vehicle When Personal Injury or Death Occurs
- If a individual is guilty of hit and run: failure to stop or remain at the scene when personal injury or death occurs, then the individual is guilty of a Class H felony under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-166(a).
Hit and Run: Driver’s Failure to Give Information or Assistance When Injury or Death Occurs
- If a person is guilty of hit and run: failure to give information or assistance when injury or death occurs, then the individual is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-166(b).
Hit and Run: Driver’s Failure to Stop or Give Information When Injury or Death is Not Apparent or Only Property Damage Occurs
- If an individual is guilty of hit and run: failure to stop or give information when injury or death is not apparent or only property damage occurs, then the individual is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-166(c) or (c1).
Contact a Raleigh “Hit & Run” Defense Lawyer Today
If you have been charged with the crime of “Hit and Run”, it is important to consult with an experienced “hit & run” criminal defense attorney that can aggressively defend your case. Contact us at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC for a free consultation on your case. Our office is located in Cary, NC and our phone number is 919-585-1486.