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DuPage County Leaving the Scene of an Accident Lawyers

Skilled Defense for Hit and Run Accident Charges in Illinois

If you are charged with leaving the scene of an accident, you need experienced legal representation. In Illinois, fleeing the scene of an accident is a criminal offense that can result in loss of driving privileges, heavy fines, and even jail time. Also, if there is evidence of alcohol impairment, you may be accused of leaving the scene to avoid a DUI charge, and this may result in even more severe consequences. To understand your rights and options, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney right away.

Since 1979, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has provided skilled representation to clients charged with fleeing the scene of an accident and all other types of criminal charges in Chicagoland and throughout Northern Illinois. Our award-winning attorneys have the in-depth experience successfully litigating criminal cases at all levels of the state and federal judicial system. Our legal team includes former prosecutors and public defenders with extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the court system, and we put this experience to work to explore every possible legal avenue to secure positive outcomes for our clients.

We have received recognition not only for our experience and skill, but also for our tireless commitment to defending the rights of our clients. Our lawyers are honest, straightforward, accessible, and approachable. We understand what is at stake for our clients who are charged with fleeing the scene of an accident, and we take the time to examine the specifics of each case thoroughly to ensure that we can craft the most effective defense strategy to reduce or eliminate the negative consequences.

Consequences of Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Illinois

The penalties for leaving the scene of an accident depend on the specific circumstances. If you flee an accident involving only property damage, it is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by fines of up to $2,500 and a maximum of one year in county jail. If an accident resulted in damage to another vehicle that will require at least $1,000 in repairs or replacement costs, your driver's license may be suspended.

If you flee an accident involving bodily injuries or fatalities, the charges can be upgraded to a Class 4 felony. If you are convicted, you may be fined up to $25,000, and you could be looking at one to three years of incarceration. If you did not stop at the scene of an accident, you will be required to report the accident to police. Failure to do so is a Class 2 felony, and if you are convicted, you may be sentenced to between three and seven years in prison. If the accident resulted in someone's death, failure to report the accident is a Class 1 felony, which can result in a sentence of four to 15 years in jail.

Contact Our Naperville Fleeing an Accident Defense Attorneys

Leaving the scene of an accident is among the more serious traffic violations in Illinois. If you are charged with this offense, you need a strong defense strategy to avoid the most severe consequences. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we are aggressive advocates on behalf of each client we serve. We also offer free initial consultations, so there is no risk of having one of our lawyers examine your case. To schedule your free consultation, contact our office today at 630-932-9100.

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