Leaving the Scene of An Accident Lawyer In Albany, NY
Also known as a “Hit and Run” crime, Leaving the Scene of An Accident is a serious crime in Albany, NY and surrounding areas. This is even more so, if the passenger in the other vehicle was injured or killed. New York State law requires that if you do get into an accident, you remain at the scene and collect insurance information while filing a formal report with the police. If you leave and are caught, you will be facing some very serious consequences.
For passenger drivers, the penalties are stiff. You’ll be responsible for paying hundreds of dollars in fees, points will be added to your license making your car insurance costs go through the roof and you could possibly end up serving up to two weeks worth of jail-time.
For those with CDL’s, the penalties are much worse. Many drivers with CDL’s only have them because they are required for their job. If you are charged and found guilty, your license will be revoked for one year. This basically means, you’ll be losing your job as a result of the “Hit and Run.” Remember that “Revocation” and “Suspension” are two separate elements. Revocation means that once the year has expired, the driver will have to reapply for a brand new license, and incur all the costs that go along with it.
The attorneys at RCM Law Offices have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to “Hit and Run” crimes. We can help defend you in an aggressive manner with a laser focus on a reduction in penalties and a clear path to win the case.