HIT AND RUN/LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT
Leaving the scene of an accident (commonly known as “Hit Skip” and “Hit and Run”) is a very serious traffic offense with very serious statutory penalties in Ohio. The statutory penalties include:
To make matters even better, your car insurance rates will most likely go up or you may find yourself being dropped from your car insurance company!
How Attorney Tom Kopacz Can Help You
Attorney Tom Kopacz will go over your Hit Skip ticket with you, listen to your side of the story, answer any and all questions you may have, and will provide you with a case assessment and discuss possible defenses against your Hit Skip ticket.
Attorney Tom Kopacz understands that car accidents are more often than not can be very overwhelming! Especially if you are already running late for work, dropping the kids off at school, and the like. Unfortunately, these overwhelming and stressful situations make the part of our brain that processes common-sense to turn-off and we do careless things like not exchanging information with the other party!
Some common defenses in Hit Skip traffic citations that assist with getting your charges reduced or dismissed include the following:
DO NOT LET A TRAFFIC/CRIMINAL CONVICTION RUIN YOUR LIFE!
Do not take on these serious charges alone. Attorney Tom Kopacz, of Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, will assess all the evidence that will be used against you, spot the weakness of the police officer’s and prosecutor’s case, formulate defenses in your favor, utilize the weakness in the prosecutor’s case and your defenses to negotiate a favorable outcome, and works to Minimize The Negative Consequences