At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we understand that many people are in shock after an accident and may do things they did not intend to do, such as flee the scene of the accident. Others don't have a valid driver's license or are afraid they will be charged with drunk driving. Still others had no knowledge they were involved in an accident or didn't realize the extent of information they were required to provide at the accident scene.
There are many reasons good people choose to leave the scene of accidents. In any case, if you face hit-and-run charges in Bridgeport or a nearby community, our experienced defense lawyers can help you understand your charges and tell your side of the story.
Do not plead guilty until you speak with us in a free consultation. Since 1990, Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, has helped thousands of clients charged with traffic crimes in Bridgeport and surrounding communities. We understand what is at stake and will do all we can to help you keep your license and freedom.
What Are the Penalties for Hit-and-Run in Connecticut?
Connecticut's hit-and-run law, known as the "evading responsibility" law, holds drivers accountable when they know they have been involved in an accident causing injury or death and fail to: 1) render assistance; and 2) provide their name, address, license number, registration information and other details.
Leaving the scene of an accident causing serious injury or death is a felony crime that can lead to up to $10,000 in fines, one to 10 years in prison, one- to five-year driver's license suspension, and a felony criminal record.
If the accident you were involved in caused less serious injuries and/or property damage, you can still face substantial charges and penalties, including up to one year imprisonment, a fine and 90-day driver's license suspension.
A Hit-and-Run Charge Doesn't Mean Conviction
The penalties for a hit-and-run conviction are severe, but there may be defenses available to you to reduce your charges or dismiss them altogether. The sooner you speak with us, the more we can do to protect your rights and build a strong defense. No matter what challenges you face, we will seek to achieve the best possible outcome for you in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
Contact us for a free case evaluation by calling 203-371-1000.