Hit and Run in Arizona Involving Death or Personal Injury
As we discussed in our previous blog post, being involved in a hit and run accident can be an extremely emotionally taxing and difficult situation. That fact is amplified 100-fold if it’s a hit and run in Arizona involving death or personal injury. Fear and panic can set in if you accidentally strike someone or something with your vehicle that may have resulted in death or serious injury. Nobody wants that on their conscious and you may drive away out of sheer panic or shame. Resist that urge. DO NOT leave the scene of the accident. If you did fail to stop and are being charged with Hit and Run in Arizona Involving Death or Personal Injury, contact Todd Coolidge immediately.
Just as you would with a Hit and Run in Arizona Involving Damage to a Vehicle, if you are involved with an incidence involving death or personal injury, you must stop as soon as safely possible. If you are unable to stop at that exact moment you must return as soon as you possibly can.
The potential consequences and charges vary depending on the severity and fatality of the incident.
- If the victim suffers serious physical injury or death, you may face a Class 4 felony and up to 2.5 years in prison.
- If the injuries to the victim are not serious or fatal, you still may face a Class 6 felony and up to 1 year in prison.
- If the accident results in a death or serious injury and you both caused the accident AND failed to stop, you may be charged with a Class 3 felony and up to 3.5 years in prison.
Are you facing charges of Hit and Run in Arizona Involving Death or Personal Injury? Contact Todd Coolidge and allow a certified criminal law specialist to walk you through this difficult and sobering time.
*The information in this blog is for general information purposes only. This blog post should not be taken to constitute a formal recommendation or professional advice. We exclude all representations, warranties, legal liability or responsibility relating to its content.
Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (2/16/2017) Ray Dumas (Flickr)