Hit and Run
Crimes relating to the operation of a motor vehicle are quite common though also very serious in Oregon. Hit and Run, also known as Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, can carry significant penalties and result in an increase in the cost of auto insurance. Fortunately, many traffic crimes can be negotiated to dismissal or reduction with the right attorney. Call Anfuso Law, P.C. today for a FREE consultation: 503-946-3646
Hit and Run can either be charged as a misdemeanor (when property is damaged) or a felony (if the hit and run involved injury to another person). A conviction for hit and run involving property damage can result in driver’s license suspension ranging from 90 days to 3 years depending on your criminal record, and up to one year in jail. Conviction for felony hit and run can result in a 5-year driver’s license revocation and significant jail or prison time depending on your criminal history.
Hit and Run Penalties:
Misdemeanor Hit and Run
Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver when property is damaged is a class A misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of one year in jail and $6250 in fines. A conviction also carries a minimum 90-day driver’s license suspension.
Felony Hit and Run
Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver involving injured persons can be either a class C felony carrying a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison or $125,000 in fines or a class B felony carrying a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines if the accident results in serious physical injury. A conviction also carries a mandatory driver’s license revocation for 5 years.
Failure to remain at the scene of an accident can have serious consequences. If you or a loved one has been charged with hit and run, or a related driving offense such as reckless driving or recklessly endangering another person, you should contact an experienced attorney at Anfuso Law, P.C. today. Call for a FREE consultation: 503-946-3646.
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