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.

Bird Law Offices offers highly qualified hit and run defense services to good people in bad situations in Blackfoot and throughout Idaho. Call (208) 785-4321 to for a free case evaluation.

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