Norcross Hit & Run Lawyer
A Strong Advocate for Drivers
Accidents happen for various reasons – maybe it was dark or the weather was terrible, and visibility was low. You may not even initially realize that you hit someone.
However, leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in Georgia, and you could be facing hit and run charges.
At McIlhinney Law Group, our hit-and-run attorney in Georgia defends clients throughout the state who have been accused of leaving the scene of an accident. View hit and run case results here.
If you are being charged with a hit and run, call (404) 724-5461 or contact our Georgia hit and run defense lawyer online for reliable legal representation.
How Long Do You Have to Report a Hit-and-run in Georgia?
Generally, in Georgia, you have up to two years from the date of the accident to report a lawsuit for liability or injuries. However, if you suffered any property damage or need car repairs, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a report.
Charges for Leaving the Scene of an Accident
There are plenty of reasons why a person might fail to stop after an accident. They may not have immediately realized that they hit someone, or fear and anxiety could have prevented them from stopping. The fact remains that leaving the scene of an accident can result in misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the circumstances of the situation.
Hit and Run Penalties
A hit and run conviction can result in:
- Up to one year in jail for a misdemeanor charge
- Up to five years in prison for a felony charge
- Loss of your driver’s license
In addition to criminal penalties and driver’s license suspension, a criminal conviction can have a lasting impact on your life. If your career requires a professional license, your job could be in jeopardy. It is important to hire an experienced Georgia criminal defense attorney who can fight for you and help minimize the impact of this situation.
Fighting for Your Rights
At McIlhinney Law Group, we have extensive experience representing clients in all types of traffic-related criminal cases. We regularly appear with our clients in municipal court in Georgia, fighting for their rights, interests, and futures. You can depend on us to do everything in our power to resolve your case favorably.