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Not Guilty Verdict in Hit and Run Case

 Posted on April 18, 2012 in Hit and Run

I recently represented an individual charged with a Class A misdemeanor Hit and Run.  He was accused  of striking propoerty with his car and then leaving the scene of the accident.

After a full trial, the Judge found him not guilty.  Event though wtinesses testified that he struck the object and drove away, the State prosecutor was unable to show that he KNEW he struck the object and damaged it which is a required element in the criminal charge.

He avoided the suspension of his driver's license a punishment that could have been up to 12 months in jail.

Always be sure that your lawyer is very familiar with the criminal and traffic laws because every offense contains very specific elements which must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.    A knowledgeable lawyer is an integral part of a winning strategy.

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