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Traffic Crime Defense Attorney in Boston

Under Massachusetts law, if you have been involved in a car accident, property accident, or personal injury accident, you are required to stop immediately and exchange proper legal documentation. You are also required by law to wait for emergency assistance if a serious injury or death occurred as a result of the accident.

If you have been involved in an accident but fled the scene, do not think that you are a terrible person. You may not have been aware of your duty to stop at the scene of the accident or you may not have even been aware that you caused an accident. Some people flee a scene out of panic not knowing what to do or who to call. Additionally, some people may be fearful of the consequences of being involved in a motor vehicle crime, being charged with driving on a suspended license, or driving an uninsured vehicle.

Whatever your circumstances may involve, you will need to consult a skilled Boston criminal defense lawyer from The Criminal Defense Group. It may feel as though the legal system and the world is against you. With effective legal representation, however, you can face a hit and run allegation with the comfort of knowing that you have a fierce advocate in your corner.

Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 90 Section 24(2)(a) states that any person operating a vehicle that is involved in an accident in which any person is killed, injured, or damaged is required to report the accident. Penalties for leaving the scene of an accident can be very serious and may include the following:

  • Leaving the scene of a property damage accident can result in fines of up to $200, or jail time not exceeding 2 years, or both
  • Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death can be punishable by felony penalties including 10 years of prison time, fines up to $5,000, and a vehicular manslaughter charge

If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, do not automatically assume that your arrest is indicative of a guilty verdict. Hit and run accidents are serious legal matters that can result in life-changing consequences. With so much on the line, working with a Boston hit and run lawyer early on in your case can be the best defense.

If you are ready to discuss you legal matters, contact The Criminal Defense Group as soon as possible. We have more than 65 years of combined legal experience and are proud to serve individuals throughout Boston, Massachusetts. We can conduct thorough investigations to determine the best course of legal action for your current circumstances. Call a criminal defense attorney from the firm to schedule a free case evaluation!

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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