This is the first post in a series which will deal with defending against hit and run charges in Little Rock, Arkansas. We are writing on this topic due to the fact that defendants are understandably panicked after having found themselves in an accident. Unfortunately, fleeing the scene of an incident can have serious ramifications. The goal of our coming posts is to provide information which will help you select a qualified criminal defense attorney so that you may properly deal with the situation.
We will be addressing several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze include:
- The penalties for a hit and run offense
- Identification issues which can arise in such cases
- Resolving such a case without going to trial
These are important issues for a defendant to understand. First, a hit and run is not a just a “traffic ticket.” It is a serious offense which can result in jail time, a criminal record, and other penalties. Second, depending on the circumstances there may be search and seizure issues related to how a defendant is identified as having been the driver of the car. Third, it is often possible to resolve such matters without attending trial. Doing so can allow a defendant to put the matter behind them and move on with their life.
If you have been charged with a hit and run then it is imperative that you contact a lawyer for assistance. Our Little Rock attorneys have over twenty-five years of combined experience in handling such matters and are ready to assist you. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of the state.