Newport Beach Hit and Run Lawyers

Newport Beach Hit and Run cases are prosecuted under California Vehicle Codes 20001 and 20002. Those seeking the services of a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer are invited to contact our law office for a free case evaluation. Call 888-250-2865 to receive assistance.


Newport Beach Hit and Run is defined fleeing the scene of an accident or either denying to provide identification following an accident that injured something or someone. This is where the distinction occurs between misdemeanor and felony hit and run cases – which are further explained in detail below.


Newport Beach Misdemeanor Hit and Run occurs with injury to a property only.


In order to prosecute for California Vehicle Code 20002, the state has the burden to prove that the following occurred:


  • A car crash happened
  • The offender was conscious that this accident took place
  • A property was damaged (e.g. building, cars, etc.)
  • The offender fled the scene, or
  • The offender refused to provide identifying documents


The penalties include:


  • Up to one year in jail
  • Up to one thousand dollars in fines
  • Up to three years informal probation
  • Victim Restitution
  • Up to 2 points DMV reduction on driver’s license


Newport Beach Felony Hit and Run occurs with injury to someone.


The elements of the crime for Vehicle Code 20001 are the same, with the exception that someone else was injured instead of property.


The penalties include:


  • 16 months, 2 or 3 Years in prison
  • Up to ten thousand dollars in fines
  • Victim Restitution
  • Up to 2 points DMV reduction on driver’s license


If the accident resulted in the death of someone else, the penalties for imprisonment are increased to two, three or four years in prison.


California Vehicle Code 20002 defines obligatory actions at the time of an accident:


  • Drivers are required to supply identifying information upon request
  • If the driver were operating a vehicle owned by someone else, the owner’s information must be provided as well.


These penalties and stipulations for both misdemeanor and felony hit and run are applicable to all drivers, regardless of who is at fault.


If you are facing Hit and Run in Newport Beach, the criminal defense attorneys at MacGregor & Collins can help you. MacGregor & Collins attorneys have a combined forty years of legal experience and have assisted more than 10,000 clients. Call 888-250-2865 to hire a skilled hit and run lawyer with your best interests in mind.

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