Hit & Run / Flee to Elude
The Criminal Defense Team of Hatch, Little & Bunn handles all Wake County traffic and criminal charges.
Careful defense of both hit & run and flee to elude charges is imperative to protect your ability to drive as well as your criminal record. With an unfortunate change in facts, both of these charges can easily convert from a misdemeanor to a felony. Even at their lowest level as misdemeanors, these charges have the potential to lead to a revocation of your license for a year or more.
If you’ve been charged with one of these crimes, contact an experienced lawyer from the Criminal Defense Team of Hatch, Little, & Bunn to defend you and your record. Your job and livelihood may depend on your ability to drive. Protect your license. Call us today for a free consultation.
Hit & Run
There are several different types of Hit & Run charges ranging from mid-level misdemeanors to high-level felonies. The similarities between the charges in this group are clear in that a person must be driving a vehicle that is involved in a crash of some sort. From there, the differences within the group of Hit & Run charges become apparent. Did the driver know or should the driver have reasonably known that the vehicle being driven was involved in a wreck or crash? If so, was the damage limited to simple property damage or did the crash result in the death of another person? If death or injury did occur, did the driver know or should the driver have known that such death or injury occurred?
Even a Hit & Run limited to solely property damage is a class 1 misdemeanor that could result in 120 days in jail and depending on your driving record could result in a revocation of your license. In many cases with simple property damage such as when a parked car is grazed in a parking lot, there may be a legal defense that the person driving should not have been reasonably aware of the incident. Further, a Criminal Defense Team may be able to cut through the state’s case against you by excluding any potential evidence against you, especially if no witnesses to the alleged accident are present to testify in court. Because the defenses and consequences of Hit & Run charges can vary so widely with a simply change in details, you need a Criminal Defense Team that can assess your case and protect your rights.
Flee to Elude
Like Hit & Run charges, Flee to Elude cases can vary from misdemeanors to felonies. Even the lowest level Flee to Elude charge is a class 1 misdemeanor that can result in 120 days in jail and the revocation of your license. If the conduct of the driver is a proximate case of the death or any person, the charge can be elevated to a class H or E felony, depending on the existence of aggravating factors.
Contact our Criminal Defense Team today
If you’ve been charged with a Flee to Elude crime, call 919-714-4306 or contact our Criminal Defense Team today. Your case may be time sensitive, and with such drastic potential consequences, you need a team that can fight for your rights and make sure that you are fully protected.