Penalties for Misdemeanor Hit and Run Charges

If you have been arrested for a minor hit and run offense, you’ve probably wondered what the punishment will be. Usually, minor hit and run victims choose to have their vehicle repaired privately, to avoid paying a higher monthly premium. And since most of these accidents are minor in nature, the police rarely investigate. The penalties for a misdemeanor charge are quite minor, too. Read on to find out what to expect.

Penalties for a misdemeanor

Penalties for a misdemeaner minor hit and run charge may be low compared to the consequences of a felony offense. While you could get up to a year in jail and three points on your license for a misdemeanor minor hit and run charge, you will probably only receive a fine of up to $500 and a small amount of time in jail.

Defenses to a misdemeanor charge

In the case of a hit-and-run, the driver may not even have realized that they had struck someone. If you’re driving a bigger car and had limited visibility, you might not even be aware that you were involved in a collision. If the damage to the other car is minor, you may have been able to avoid an arrest if you had a legitimate reason to leave the scene.

Intoxication defenses to a misdemeanor charge

Intoxication defenses to a misdemerit hit and run charge can have multiple benefits. One of these is that the police may not have the evidence needed to prove intoxication. A properly- … Read the rest >>>