Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney Helping Jerome Clients Facing Hit & Run Charges

Idaho law defines a hit-and-run crime as the act of causing a traffic accident and failing to stop afterwards to assist the victim or provide information. A hit-and-run conviction carries serious consequences, including the suspension of your driver’s license, possible jail time, and steep fines. Additionally, a conviction can negatively affect your job search or limit your ability to find a residence because of your criminal record. If you are facing a hit-and-run charge, Bird Law Offices can help you understand your legal options and aggressively fight to protect your rights and your freedom.

Misdemeanor and Felony Hit & Run Charges

Hit-and-run charges can be classified as either misdemeanor crimes or felony crimes. When the vehicle accident causes no bodily injuries, only property damage, the hit-and-run accident is considered a misdemeanor, with a punishment of a fine of up to $1,000 and possible jail time.

However, when an accident causes bodily injury, includes severe property damage, involves a DUI or the police, the hit-and-run may be classified as a felony, which carries more severe penalties. For someone found guilty of a felony hit-and-run, fines can be as high as $10,000, and the prison sentence may be lengthy. If the person leaves the scene of an accident involving a fatality, the hit-and-run is automatically deemed a felony.

A hit-and-run charge is quite serious, regardless of whether it is a misdemeanor or felony. If you are facing such a charge, Bird Law Offices is here to help you navigate this challenging process while vigorously upholding your rights. Call us immediately to get the legal representation you need to protect your future.

Helping Good People in Bad Situations Since 1996

Knowledgeable criminal defense attorney Ron Tyler Bird, Esq. has been assisting Jerome residents facing misdemeanor and felony charges for over 25 years. As a former deputy prosecutor, Ron understands both sides of the criminal justice system, so he can help you understand what to expect during each stage of the process. No matter the circumstances of your case, Ron will listen carefully to you and prepare the best possible legal strategy to secure a favorable outcome. Call Bird Law Offices today to get started.

For over 25 years, Bird Law Offices has provided aggressive hit and run defense services to Jerome residents. Call our office today at (208) 232-0222 for a free case evaluation.

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