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Leaving the Scene of an Accident

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We provide skilled criminal defense against a wide variety of charges at The Toney Law Firm, LLC. Our lead attorney has been successfully defending and protecting the rights of clients for 10 years. She has a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo. She has been listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ and Super Lawyers® by Chicago Magazine for 6 years running. Our firm is dedicated to providing powerful legal counsel and aggressive advocacy, actively pursuing the best possible outcome for clients facing criminal charges. Go here for a free case evaluation.

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Leaving the Scene of an Accident

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If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, it is very important to consult with an experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Depending on the damage done in the accident, hit and run can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Our lead Chicago criminal defense attorney has over 10 years of experience.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, it is important to pick the right lawyer to represent you during your trial. Every case is unique and should be handled differently. At The Toney Law Firm, LLC your success is our success. We work closely with you to build the strongest defense possible.

Have you been charged with leaving the scene of an accident? Schedule a consultation with our Chicago criminal defense attorneys! Your concerns are out top priority!

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Penalties

Under Illinois state law, drivers are required to stop and exchange information or render assistance when they are involved in an accident that causes property damage or bodily injury. Leaving the scene of an accident, or hit and run, is a serious criminal offense.

In the worst case scenario, you could face up to 5 years in prison and fines up to $25,000. There are 3 classifications of the crime of leaving the scene of an accident, which are charged differently and carry different penalties.

When the accident involves property damage only, the charge is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by:

  • up to 364 days in jail and up to $2,500 in fines

With an accident involving personal injury, leaving the scene is a Class 4 felony and carries penalties of:

  • up to 3 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.

When the accident results in death, this crime is charged as a Class 3 felony, punishable by:

  • up to 5 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.

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