Dedicated Hit and Run Defense for Blackfoot Clients
Idaho law defines a hit-and-run crime as an incident where a driver involved in a collision with either a vehicle or other property fails to stop and provide both identifying information and immediate help to the other party in the collision. A hit and run conviction can result in driver’s license suspension, jail time, heavy fines, probation, and job search complications due to having a criminal record.
If you’re facing a hit-and-run charge, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right now to protect your legal rights and keep you informed of your options.
Hit and Run: Misdemeanor vs. Felony
A typical misdemeanor hit and run is when an accident only involves property damage with no injuries. Such a charge can come with a $1000 fine and possible jail time.
Felony hit and run often involves bodily injury, serious property damage or a DUI, or if it involves the police. Penalties for felony hit and run are more severe, including prison time and fines of up to $10,000. When an individual flees an accident that involves a death, it’s an automatic felony.
Whether misdemeanor or felony, hit and run is a serious criminal charge. If you’ve been charged with a hit and run, it’s in your best interests to access a criminal defense lawyer for any questions or concerns involving your case.
Attorney Ron Bird Jr. is a former prosecutor and a diligent, effective criminal defense lawyer who takes the job of justice seriously. He listens to you and seeks to fully understand your hit-and-run situation, puts intensive time into investigating the facts, and studies your case deeply in the context of state law to prepare for each stage in the process.