DC Hit and Run Lawyers

Defending Your Rights with Hit and Run Lawyers in Washington DC

Monument Legal specializes in defending individuals against serious traffic offenses, including Hit and Run. In Washington DC, the crime of “Hit and Run” is called “Leaving After Colliding” and is a misdemeanor offense. There are two types of Hit and Run offenses with varying penalties. The severity of the offense depends on whether there were injuries involved.

It is absolutely crucial to have an experienced DC Hit and Run attorney represent you if you have been charged with a DC Hit and Run offense.

An experienced DC Hit and Run lawyer can assess your case’s strengths and weaknesses, negotiate with the prosecution, and provide guidance throughout the legal process. They can challenge evidence, negotiate plea deals, and represent you in court to get you the best possible outcome for your circumstances.

The criminal defense attorneys at Monument Legal have the courtroom-tested legal experience needed to defend you against Hit and Run charges and tenaciously fight for the best possible results in your case.

Stand up for yourself today and schedule a consult. Find out what you’re facing in a complimentary consultation with an experienced DC Hit and Run attorney and rest easier tonight!

Frequently Asked Questions

In Washington, DC, there are two types Hit and Run charges. These charges are Hit and Run-Property Damage and Hit and Run-Personal Injury. Hit and Run-Property Damage occurs when a driver leaves the scene of a collision that only resulted in property damage. Hit and Run-Personal Injury is a more serious offense that applies when the collision resulted in injury to another person.

The maximum penalty for Hit and Run-Property Damage is a $250 fine and/or 30 days in jail. The maximum penalty for Hit and Run-Personal Injury is a $1,000 fine and/or 180 days in jail.

The Government needs to prove the following:

  • Collision: There was an accident involving vehicles.
  • Knowledge of Collision: The driver knew or had reason to believe there was a collision.
  • Leaving the Scene: The driver left the scene of the accident without exchanging information.
  • Failure to Report: The driver didn’t report the accident to the police or the involved parties when the owner wasn’t present (property damage only)

Due to the nature of the crime, Hit and Run defendants are rarely arrested at the scene of the crime. Instead, DC Hit and Run Investigators often track the driver down with their license plate number. Depending on the officer, they may send a letter, call your phone, or visit your home. Anyone contacted by police should not make any statements or admissions without first contacting a lawyer. Any statement you do make could be used against you at trial.

Consult with a DC Hit and Run Lawyer

Consult with a DC Hit and Run Lawyer

If you or a loved one are being investigated for Hit and Run in Washington, DC, consulting with an experienced Hit and Run lawyer is essential. An experienced Hit and Run attorney can help you understand your options, build a defense strategy, and navigate the legal system effectively. Contact Monument Legal today for a consultation and personalized legal assistance tailored to your case.

Who Choose Monument Legal?

We have extensive experience handling Hit and Run charges and are familiar with the judges and the prosecutors. In addition, we will be by your side every step of the way, keeping you informed, answering your questions, and addressing your concerns. Our one goal in every case is to get our clients the best possible outcome. We care about your case, and we care about you.

Monument Legal consistently provides excellent results for their clients, including:

  • Diversion agreements
  • No jail time
  • Not guilty verdicts