Maryland Hit and Run Charges
Leaving the scene of an accident where injuries or property damage occurs is a very serious offense in Maryland. In our experience, it is one of the most serious charges in the eyes of judges around the state. People often rationalize their actions by stating that they weren’t aware that someone got hurt or that they were afraid of the legal ramifications. The law requires someone involved in an accident, regardless of whether it is a property damage or personal injury accident, to remain at the scene and exchange insurance information or, to wait for and/or notify law enforcement. The potential penalties include jail and significant fines. In addition, a conviction will result in points assessed to the driver’s record and likely suspension or revocation notices issued by the Motor Vehicle Administration.
No matter the reason why you may have fled the scene of an accident, it is vital that you take the appropriate actions to protect your future.
- Exercise your right to legal representation by acquiring a Maryland hit and run attorney with The Law Offices of Hillel Traub. Baltimore based attorney Hillel Traub has over 25 years of experience and dedicates his practice to representing those facing serious traffic offenses. No matter the criminal charges you face. We represent drivers facing hit-and-run charges of Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident and we can assist you.
One must also consider the effect it can have on their driving privileges as 8 to 12 points may be added to their license in addition to the previously mentioned criminal penalties which may result in the suspension or revocation of one’s license.
Hit and Run Defense
We regularly represent drivers accused of leaving the scene of an accident and, we are successful in resolving the charges favorably. A hit-and-run lawyer with the Law Offices of Hillel Traub can evaluate your case and make you aware of your legal options. Not being aware of your legal obligation under Maryland law and being in shock after a car accident are two of many viable defenses to a hit-and-run charge. Our job is to look into the facts of your case and develop a defense that can keep you out of jail and points off of your license. Contact us today at 410-580-1100 for a free consultation.