A hit and run is defined as fleeing the scene of an accident. Here’s what you need to know about California Hit and Run:
Misdemeanor hit and run is when someone flees the scene of an accident and a stationary object was damaged
Felony hit and run is when someone flees the scene of an accident and people were involved or present at the time
The penalties for misdemeanor hit and run in California include up to one year in jail, up to one thousand in fines, probation, compensation to the owner of the damaged property, as well as points subtracted from the offender’s driver’s license.
Other Key Facts:
Have you been accused of a hit and run? There are defenses that include:
Someone else was driving your vehicle or that your own property was damaged.