A hit and run charge is one of the most serious charges that a Georgia driver can face.
Conviction under this statute, which is addressed in O.C.G.A. § 40-6-270, can have extreme consequences. Hit and run (or leaving the scene of an accident) is a misdemeanor in most cases, but in some instances it is considered a felony offense punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Aside from potential jail time and substantial fines, a conviction for hit and run requires a mandatory license suspension.
There are many defenses to a hit and run charge both legal and factual. It is extremely important to have an aggressive attorney by your side should you find yourself charged with this serious offense. Atlanta traffic ticket attorney Lindsay Reese has extensive experience in these cases. If you have been charged with hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident contact Lindsay Reese for aggressive and reliable defense!