Concerning Hit and Run Charges
Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Lawyer
Many people only think of hit and run as occurring after a pedestrian Vs vehicle accident. Factually, hit and run applies to any collision where a driver does not stop to supply his or her identifying information. The State of California considers this a serious offense. If no personal injury is involved this act is charged as a misdemeanor, however where there are injuries it may be considered a felony. Conviction of hit and run will result in points on your driving record which will most likely impact your insurance rates or your ability to obtain insurance, and may mean the loss of driving privileges. If you are facing hit and run charges you have a serious legal situation which requires swift action on the part of a Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer with the experience needed to provide a powerful defense. We also serve Montecito, Isla Vista, UCSB, Goleta and Carpinteria.
Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Barbara
A hit and run defense attorney at our firm is fully aware of the emotional shock experienced in a car crash and that drivers sometimes make the mistake of driving away before they have attended to the necessary details. Sometimes innocent vehicle owners are held responsible for an accident after lending the car to someone else. Jeremy Lessem, Mark Lessem and Joshua Newstat of Lessem & Newstat in handling hundreds of these cases throughout the state have obtained numerous outright dismissals of misdemeanor hit and run cases, and are prepared to provide the high quality criminal defense that your case deserves.
Effectively fighting a hit and run charge takes experience, skill and resources. Our legal team has over 50 years of combined criminal defense experience and a roster of respected medical doctors and accident reconstruction experts to assist in constructing your defense. You can be assured we will leave no stone unturned in conducting an investigation into your accident, interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence for use in your defense. A criminal defense lawyer at our firm is committed to obtaining the best possible result in your case.
If you are being investigated for leaving the scene of an accident, contact a Santa Barbara hit and run attorney at our firm to help you with your defense.