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Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Chicago Leaving the Scene of an Accident Lawyer 

Experienced Defense Against Hit and Run Cases in Illinois 

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.

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What are the Consequences of a Hit and Run in Illinois?

Under Illinois state law, drivers must 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 of 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.

Penalties for Property Damage-Only Accidents

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

Penalties for Accidents Involving Personal Injury

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.

Penalties for Accidents Resulting in Death

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.

Contact Our Chicago Leaving the Scene of an Accident Attorney Today   

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.

Do not face these charges or risk these penalties alone. Seek legal representation by a skilled Chicago criminal defense lawyer who is committed to protecting your rights and pursuing the best possible resolution for you. Contact us today for powerful representation. 

Commonly Asked Questions

Why should I choose The Toney Law Firm, LLC for my criminal defense in Chicago?

Choosing The Toney Law Firm, LLC for your criminal defense in Chicago means you'll be represented by a firm with a strong reputation for success and client advocacy. With a lead attorney who has a decade of experience and a track record of favorable outcomes, the firm is known for its aggressive and strategic defense tactics. Their commitment to clients is evident through their personalized attention, comprehensive case evaluations, and relentless pursuit of the best possible resolutions.

What should I do immediately after being involved in a traffic accident in Chicago?

If you're involved in a traffic accident in Chicago, it's crucial to stop and exchange information or provide assistance if there's property damage or bodily injury. Failing to do so can result in a hit-and-run charge. To protect your rights and navigate the legal implications, it's advisable to seek legal representation from a knowledgeable Chicago criminal defense lawyer, such as those at The Toney Law Firm, LLC, who can offer guidance and advocate on your behalf.

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