This is the last post in our series on the handling of Little Rock, Arkansas hit and run offenses. We decided to write on this topic due to the fact that many defendants make the mistake of thinking that such cases are not a “big deal” and that they are viewed in the same light as a traffic ticket. The truth of the matter, however, is that such cases can result in felony charges and can have serious consequences. The goal of our last several posts has been to provide information which will help you to make an informed decision when selecting a criminal defense attorney. If you require assistance then contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
We have addressed several issues over our recent articles. Matters which we have analyzed include:
- Arkansas’ penalties and fines for a hit and run
- Challenging eyewitness identifications in a hit and run case
- Resolving hit and runs through a plea agreement
There are several reasons why defendants must understand these issues. First, many make the mistake of thinking that such offenses are not serious. The truth is that a hit and run can result in felony charges and prison time if they involved serious injury. Second, there are many instances in which the driver of the vehicle was not the owner and a conviction will hinge on the reliability of eyewitness testimony. Finally, it is often possible to resolve such cases through plea negotiations and to avoid trial.
If you have been arrested then it is important that you consult with an attorney prior to your Court date. By retaining counsel sooner, rather than later, you give your representative the opportunity to fully investigate your case and to provide you with the most rigorous defense. Our Little Rock lawyers have over twenty-five years of experience in defending the rights of the accused and are ready to assist you. Contact us today. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of the state.