Honolulu Hit & Run Lawyer

What You Should Know About Fleeing the Scene of an Accident

After someone is involved in a car accident, they are required to leave their name, address and contact information, their driver's license number, their license plate number, and their auto insurance information.

Is it Still Considered a Hit and Run if You Hit a Parked Car and Leave?

Yes. If you hit an unattended car, you must either try and find the owner or leave a note providing your name and contact information and a description of the accident.

Should I Admit to a Hit and Run?

No. If you tell your insurance company or the Honolulu Police Department that you are at fault, you are admitting to a crime and providing evidence that can be used against you in court. First and foremost, we recommend speaking to an experienced hit and run attorney for help navigating traffic offenses in Hawaii.

Charges Penalties for Hit & Run

The charges for a hit and run in Honolulu vary according to the injury that was caused from the accident. Review the following to see the different charges and penalties in Honolulu's hit and run laws:

  • Death or Serious Bodily Injury: Charged with a Class B Felony which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $50,000
  • Substantial Bodily Injury: Charged with a Class C Felony which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
  • Bodily Injury: Charged with a misdemeanor which is punishable by up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,000.

If you have been charged with a crime related to a hit and run, don't hesitate to call my firm. I may be able to get your charges dropped or reduced altogether!

Uncompromising Legal Defense - Helping You Get Hit and Run Charges Dropped or Reduced in Honolulu

At the Law Office of Steve Cedillos, you can be confident that you will find a Honolulu hit and run attorney that truly cares about your future. My goal is to help you avoid a conviction at all costs and I will do everything in my power to defend your rights. Begin by calling my firm for a free case evaluation, which will allow me to review your case and potential strategies.

Contact my office at (808) 536-5242 to benefit from my more than 25 years of legal experience as a Honolulu hit and run attorney. 

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