Evading Responsibility

Seek Skilled Legal Help If You Were Accused Of A Hit-And-Run Accident

The aftermath of a car accident can be frightening and confusing. While it’s important to be prepared to act in the event of a car accident, it’s equally important to understand your rights and responsibilities under the law.

In Connecticut, if someone is involved in a car accident and ignores their responsibility to the community by fleeing the scene, they will likely be charged with evading responsibility. It is never in your best interest to flee the scene of a car accident, whether you caused the car accident or not. This can lead to additional charges against you when the police find you.

If you were involved in a Connecticut hit-and-run and you have not turned yourself in, you must contact an aggressive and highly experienced criminal defense lawyer like those at The Maddox Law Firm.

What Penalties And Other Consequences Will You Face?

If you allegedly evaded responsibility, hit-and-run penalties are as follows:

  • Physical Injury or Property Damage – First offense can result in up to $600 in fines or 1 year in prison, or both. A subsequent offense can result in up to $1,000 in fines or 1 year in prison, or both.
  • Serious Physical Injury or Death – Up to $20,000 in fines or 20 years in prison, or both.

How do you know how much trouble you could be facing? What factors are considered when determining whether a person will be charged with leaving the scene of a car accident? And how can you avoid being charged? Can charges be dismissed?

Our criminal defense attorneys can help you understand your options and guide you through the legal process. They have the tenacity, knowledge, and insight needed to protect your rights and achieve the best results for your unique case.

A Possible Alternative To Traditional Prosecution

Your prior record may qualify you for the Accelerated Pretrial Rehabilitation Program (AR). This program includes extensive requirements from community service to restitution to the victims. If you complete the probationary period satisfactorily, the Judicial Branch’s Court Support Services Division (CSSD) may request a dismissal of the evading responsibility charges.

Tell Us Your Story During An Initial Consultation

To speak to a highly experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney about your options, contact The Maddox Law Firm by calling (203) 822-6610. You can also reach out online.

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