Hit and Run
Hitting someone with your vehicle is serious even if you stop and stay at the scene. But if you hit someone, a pedestrian or another vehicle, and leave the scen of the crash, it becomes criminal.
If you are facing hit and run charges, you will need a first-rate lawyer to help you get out of a tangled legal mess. Your first move should be to call Michael Anzalone at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire.
There are many questions after a hit and run crash.
Did the person know that they hit someone? Was it a dark night on a lonely road and there was no way to see the person you hit? Were you intoxicated? Had you been on drugs?
These are the kinds of questions that investigators and homicide detectives will be trying to work through.
Did you return to the scene after you realized that an injury, or God forbid, a death had occurred? Or did investigators have to track you down?
The answers to these questions will determine the kind of defense your criminal defense lawyer will prepare.What are the Penalties for Hit and Run?
If you were intoxicated when the hit and run crash occurred, you will face more serious charges. The proper thing to do when you are involved in a crash is to stop and help.
If you refuse to help, you could face a Class B felony or more under the state’s statutes, found in RSA 264:25.
A Class B felony can result in between 3 ½ to 7 years in prison and fines of up to $2,000. A DWI charge added to this can result in the suspension of your driver’s license too.
If there was an injury, the charges can be increased.
So you can see you will need a criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in the state’s laws and the judicial system.
It is highly recommended for you to speak with a lawyer before you talk to law enforcement officers about your case after you’ve been arrested. This is because they may use anything you tell them against you in court.
But you can be more than assured that when you hire criminal defense attorney Michael Anazalone, he will always have your best interests at heart.
He will look at the evidence against you and help you decide whether it is best to go before a judge and jury. Or, he may simply recommend that you accept a plea deal with prosecutors that will result in some kind of suspended sentence, or even just probation.
Our goal is to help you get back on your feet quickly.
Keep in mind that this kind of arrest can ruin your life. Your reputation could be tarnished and you may even lose your job. In addition, future job opportunities may dissolve if the potential employer finds out about your case.
The Anzalone Law Firm can help you get back on track as soon as possible.
Please fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with Michael Anzalone. At our law firm, we’ll be here for you 24/7.