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If you have been charged with a hit and tun in New York, you could face serious consequences, including the possibility of jail time. If the accident caused serious personal injury to another person, you could be charged with a Felony.
When your freedom and your future are at stake, it is important to put your case in the hands of an experienced Defense Lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Norman Mattar was an Assistant District Attorney and for more than 25 years. Norman Mattar has defended people accused of serious offenses such as DWI involving Accidents and Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Buffalo and Western New York. He offers free consultations to discuss your case.
What are your rights when charged with a hit and run?
If you are accused of hit and run, you have a right to remain silent. While you may be tempted to explain the circumstances to police, doing so would not be helpful to your case and could give police the evidence they need to charge you with a crime. When the consequences are this high, you should not discuss your case with anyone but your attorney.
Penalties for hit and run accidents in New York State
Hit and run accidents may be charged as a Traffic Offense, a Misdemeanor or a Felony depending on whether the accident caused property damage only, minor injury or serious injury.
Prosecutors in New York frequently overcharge hit and run accident cases. Without strong and effective legal representation, you could face the stigma of a Felony conviction.
It may be possible to negotiate a reduction in the charges if the nature of the injuries does not fit the definition of the crime.
Contact a Buffalo Hit and Run Attorney
If you’ve been charged with a hit and run, call now to schedule a consultation. For more information about hit and run accidents in New York, call 716-633-4300 to discuss your case with Buffalo criminal defense lawyer Norman Mattar.