Leaving the Scene of an Accident

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Leaving the scene of an accident is heavily penalized in the state of Illinois. The law will heavily pursue anyone who may be at fault for an accident and has fled the scene. One could face jail time, heavy fines, be required to pay restitution to any victims who were hurt or had damaged property as a result.

That is why it is so important that you seek legal advice from an attorney. At Ahmad Law Firm, our traffic ticket defense lawyer has helped people in Arlington Heights, Chicago, and the surrounding areas overcome their legal battles and protect them within their constitutional rights.

Penalties for Hit and Run

If you were in an accident, the law requires you to stop, identify yourself, and call for emergency medical help if someone was injured. At the very least, you should make sure to stop and stay at the site of the accident.

Hit and run is a Class A Misdemeanor, and you could face penalties such as:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • License suspension
  • Probation
  • Court supervision for up to 2 years
  • Fines costing up to $2, 500

As criminal defense attorneys serving Arlington Heights, Chicago, and the surrounding suburbs, Ahmad Law Firm knows how serious the situation may be and the severity of the penalties you could face. You do not have to face the criminal justice system on your own, however. If you are involved in an accident, we can fight aggressively on your behalf and protect your rights and your reputation.

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If you have been charged, do not wait to seek legal representation! Many circumstances play a role in the overall outcome of your case, so it is important that you have a knowledgeable attorney to review the details and find the right solution for you.

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