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Virginia Beach Hit and Run Defense Attorney

Charged with a hit and run in Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads?

Charges of hit and run are serious legal matters in Virginia. If you are accused of leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, injury, or death to another, you need skilled legal representation for the protection of your rights and to pursue an effective defense. The Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, P.C. offers experienced and trusted legal help to anyone in Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads facing this charge or any other criminal or traffic offense. Our lead attorney has a decade of proven results in handling criminal offenses in both state and federal courts. Without competent legal assistance, you face the potential for severe repercussions upon a hit and run conviction.

Hit and Run Offenses under Virginia Law

Under Section 46.2 – 896 of Virginia law, a driver involved in an accident in which no one is hurt or killed but in which an unattended vehicle or other property is damaged must make a reasonable attempt to locate the owner of the damaged property and report what happened. If the driver cannot locate the owner, he is required to leave a note giving all pertinent information to the owner and must report the incident within 24 hours to law enforcement.

Under Section 46.2 – 894 of Virginia law, the driver involved in an accident in which someone is injured or killed or where other attended property is damaged must stop at the scene and leave his personal information. This information includes name, address, license number, and vehicle registration number. The driver is also required to render assistance or aid to the injured. Failure to stop at the scene of an accident is classified as a Class 5 felony if the accident caused injury or death of if it resulted in more than $1,000 worth of property damage. This offense is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor if the accident resulted in less than $1,000 worth of property damage.

A Class 5 felony conviction may result in lengthy incarceration and hefty fines. Furthermore, a conviction of a hit and run may result in a revocation of your driver's license.

Enlist the Services of a Proven Virginia Beach Hit and Run Defense Lawyer

Hit and run charges can seriously impact your life and future, leaving you with a permanent criminal record as well as imposed jail or prison time. Make sure you are aggressively defended by contacting our firm. We offer a free case consultation so that you can get the skilled legal advice you need concerning the specifics of your case. Contact us to get started today.

  • Former JAG

    Attorney Shawn Cline has international experience in military and civilian defense cases.

    Why Choose Us?
  • "Excellent Attorney"

    The Law Office of Shawn M. Cline comes highly recommended by former clients and other firms!

    Read Testimonials
  • Military Defense

    We offer military discounts as a small token of gratitude to our service members.

    More Info
  • Free Consult

    Discuss your case with a knowledgeable Virginia Beach defense attorney before it’s too late.

    Contact Us Now
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