Leaving the Scene of an Accident is a serious offense that can damage your record and your reputation. If you have been charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, you should seek help from the Knoxville criminal defense attorneys at the Oberman & Rice Law Firm. The penalties and other consequences resulting from a Leaving the Scene of an Accident conviction vary depending upon the facts and circumstances surrounding the case, but may result in some of the following:
- Jail time of up to 11 months, 29 days;
- Fine of up to $2,500;
- Court costs;
- Points on Tennessee Driving History or Revocation of Tennessee driver’s license;
- Completion of a driver education or driver improvement course.
[Source: Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 55-10-101, 55-10-102]
Why Hire An Attorney Immediately?
It is important to act quickly in order to gather and preserve favorable evidence. Certain witnesses need to be interviewed as soon as possible. Key evidence (faces, dates, events, and conversations) fades from memory over time. Also, video recordings and other evidence may be destroyed. Therefore, it is critical to begin an investigation as soon as possible to ensure valuable evidence is not lost. Success or failure in any criminal case may be determined in the decisions of the defendant and his or her Tennessee Criminal Attorney in only a few hours or days after an arrest.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone you know has recently been charged, contact the Oberman & Rice Law Firm today so that we can begin preparing a defense for your case. Submit your information for a free case evaluation from our Knoxville criminal defense attorneys or call our office at 865-249-7200.