Reliable Criminal Defense In Hit-and-Run Cases
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, our experienced defense lawyers can help you understand your charges and tell your side of the story. Since 1990, we have helped thousands of clients charged with traffic crimes. We understand what is at stake and will do all we can to help you keep your license and freedom.
Severe Consequences Lead To Severe Penalties
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:
- Render assistance
- Provide their name, address, license number and registration information
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, incarceration of up to 10 years, 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 still face substantial charges and penalties, including up to a year in prison, a fine and a 90-day driver’s license suspension.
Get An Effective Attorney To Help You
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, Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, in Bridgeport will seek the best possible outcome for you. For a free initial consultation, contact us by email or call 203-371-1000.