Hit and Run Related Offenses as a Driver in Wake County North Carolina

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.

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Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.