Portland Hit and Run Lawyer
When unexpected things happen, people often panic. If you are driving along and hit a parked car or another piece of property, panic and leave the scene of the accident, you can get charged with a misdemeanor or felony for a hit-and-run offense.
A hit-and-run accident is defined as a driver’s failure to stop after a car accident that causes damage or injury. According to Oregon State Law (811.705), when an auto accident causes injury to one or more parties, the party that is responsible for causing the injuries is required to immediately stop and remain at the scene of the accident until released by a police officer.
If you are found guilty of one of these offenses, it can result in a 90-day license suspension (for crimes involving property) or worse if it involves vehicular assault or manslaughter, which results in a Class C felony.
There are, however, ways out.
Lawyer Defending Hit-and-Run Crimes in Portland
If you or a loved one is charged with a hit-and-run crime in Oregon, I can take my creative approach as an attorney to help you move toward a resolution that works for you in the long term. I understand the inconvenience that losing a license can cause, in addition to the fear that jail time can present.
Many times, if you pay for damages, it’s possible to work out a civil compromise. I work one-on-one with you or your loved one to investigate this and other methods for mitigating consequences of a charge or getting it dismissed outright.