Confronting A Charge Of Hit-And-Run
It’s late, it’s dark, it’s raining, you’re not sure if you nicked another car, backed into someone else’s property or tapped a person standing near the edge of the road — now you are facing criminal hit-and-run charges.
There are many reasons people don’t stop after an accident. Oftentimes, individuals don’t even realize they’ve hit someone. Other times, the fear and anxiety caused by a collision is so overwhelming that drivers simply keep driving.
We all make mistakes. Leaving the scene of an accident does not make you a bad person. At Cohen & Hirsch, we know that sometimes good people get in trouble. Our attorneys dedicate our full time, energy and resources to helping clients overcome their hit-and-run charges and move forward with their lives.
Located in Atlanta, Cohen & Hirsch defends clients throughout Georgia who have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
Leaving The Scene Of An Accident
In Georgia, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident. If you were charged with a hit and run, you may be facing misdemeanor or felony level charges.
Misdemeanor convictions carry fines up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail. If another person is seriously injured or killed in a hit-and-run accident, you will be charged with a felony. If convicted, you could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.
At Cohen & Hirsch, we take our clients’ criminal charges seriously. Our lawyers understand the major impact a criminal conviction will have on our clients’ lives. We do everything in our power to help you defeat your hit-and-run charge.
As a former prosecutor, Jill Polster knows how the prosecution will build its case against you. Drawing upon her inside knowledge, our firm builds powerful defense strategies the prosecution cannot overcome.
Experienced, Effective Hit-And-Run Defense
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Stand up for your rights, your record and your future. Contact Cohen & Hirsch at 404-919-7096. Our attorneys will aggressively pursue your defense and do everything in our power to get you the best possible resolution of your criminal charges. Call our office today for a free consultation.