HIT AND RUN – ATTENDED OR UNATTENDED VEHICLE
HIT AND RUN – PROPERTY
If you or a loved one is charged with, or under investigation for, Hit and Run in Western Washington you could face serving jail time, losing your Washington State driving privilege, and being placed on court supervised probation for at least 1 year.
Washington State law requires that any driver involved in an accident which: (1) results in the injury to or death of another person; (2) causes damage to someone else’s vehicle (whether that vehicle is occupied or not); or (3) causes damage to someone else’s property, to immediately stop at the scene of the accident, or as close as possible thereto, and remain at the scene of the accident until he/ she has fulfilled certain specific requirements. A driver who is incapacitated as a result of an accident, however, is not bound by these Washington State disclosure and assistance requirements.
If an accident results in:
(1) the death of another person, and a driver fails to stop and comply with the disclosure and assistance requirements, he/ she could face a Class B Felony charge;
(2) an injury to another person, and a driver fails to stop and comply with the disclosure and assistance requirements, he/ she could face a Class C Felony charge;
(3) damage to another person’s occupied vehicle, and a driver fails to stop and comply with the disclosure and assistance requirements, he/ she could face a Gross Misdemeanor charge; or
(4) damage to another person’s property (including an unoccupied vehicle) and a driver fails to stop and comply with the disclosure and assistance requirements, he/ she could face a Misdemeanor charge.
In addition to criminal penalties, the driver’s license of any driver who fails to stop and give all required information, or who fails to render aid following an accident with a vehicle driven or attended by another person will be revoked by the Washington State Department of Licensing.
The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys is a highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced team dedicated to providing aggressive representation for those charged with Hit and Run in Western Washington. The team creates success by not only working with alleged victims to develop a relationship and encourage positive communication, but the team also works with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the Hit and Run allegations are considered in creating the most equitable and fair resolution possible.
If you or a loved one is cited for or charged with the crime of Hit and Run in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Kitsap County, Thurston County or one of the following cities or towns: Algona, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Burien, Des Moines, Duvall, Edmonds, Enumclaw, Everett, Federal Way, Fife, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Marysville, Medina, Mercer Island, Milton, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, New Castle, Normandy Park, North Bend, Olympia, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Sea Tac, Seattle, Shoreline, Snohomish, Sumner, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, and/or Woodinville, or any other city or town in Western Washington, call The Criminal Defense Team of SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900.