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Hit and Run

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Attorney

Leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal violation that can have serious consequences in Missouri. If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, also known as a hit and run accident, you need a qualified and skilled St. Louis hit and run defense lawyer.

Any person who is driving a vehicle and involved in a car accident resulting in injury or property damage must follow certain procedures immediately following the incident. In Missouri, a person commits the crime of leaving the scene of an accident when being the operator of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting an injury, death, or damage to property of another person and having knowledge of such accident, leaves the place of the accident without providing the other party or law enforcement his or her name, address, license number and driver license number.  If no law enforcement officer is in the vicinity, the driver must provide the information at the nearest law enforcement agency.

Penalties for a Hit and Run Charge in Missouri

Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident is a Class A misdemeanor, except it will be classified as a Class E felony if the accident resulted in:

Contact a St. Louis Hit and Run Defense Lawyer

Leaving the scene of an accident is a very serious charge that requires the immediate assistance of an experienced and skilled St. Louis criminal defense attorney. At Henderson Law Group, our criminal defense attorneys will carefully and thoroughly investigate all the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest. We will aggressively fight to protect your rights and defend your freedom, while zealously working to obtain the best possible result for you. We understand the seriousness of a Missouri hit and run charge, and that is why we are available to assist you 24/7. Contact us today to learn more about how the law applies to your specific situation.