Los Angeles Hit and Run Attorney
It happens every day in Los Angeles County. Good people are involved in traffic collisions. But something happens. Panic or confusion sets in. They continue to drive after the accident, and leave the scene. After regaining composure shortly thereafter, they want to make things right, somehow.
So, what do you do if you are involved in a hit and run?
Answer: Seek immediate help from an attorney who regularly handles these cases.
Gregory Caplan has handled more than 100 Hit and Run Cases, as a prosecutor and defense lawyer. He provides vigorous representation for clients, which is extremely important in light of current trends you can read at: Hit and Run. While results always depend on the facts and laws of each case, Gregory Caplan’s systematic approach is designed to determine the most effective strategies for each client.
Call Mr. Caplan, at 213-400-5355, to find out the possible options for your case, now!
Hit and Run Strategies
Mr. Caplan explains the importance of prompt legal representation if you or a loved one is accused of hit and run, in this video, at: Los Angeles Hit and Run Attorney.
You can also read about Los Angeles Hit and Run Attorney Gregory Caplan’s extraordinary efforts in his client reviews,
here, as well as some recent case results, below:
• September, 2013: Dismissal & Civil Compromise of Hit & Run in LA Superior Court.
• The City Prosecutor's Office was planning on filing misdemeanor Hit and Run charges on client. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to decline prosecution on hit and run and resolve case for zero point infraction charges, instead.
• Client was accused of a Hit and Run in Granada Hills. Mr. Caplan intervened with LAPD Traffic Division on behalf of client- no charges were filed.
•Mr. Caplan's client was accused of Hit and Run charges at Burbank Court. Mr. Caplan convinced judge and city prosecutor to dismiss misdemeanor charges and resolve case with a no-point infraction charge.
• A Client was accused of a Burbank Hit and Run. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to proceed with City Attorney Diversion, which allowed for an infraction resolution and dismissal of misdemeanor charges.
• Client was accused of Hit and Run in Los Angeles. Mr. Caplan convinced L.A. City Attorney’s Office to send case to APPS Diversion Program rather than file the case.
• Mr. Caplan represented a Client in City Attorney Office Hearing where the client was accused of hit and run. Mr. Caplan convinced the City Attorney Hearing Officer to close out case without criminal charges.
• Client was accused of Hit and Run in Los Angeles. Mr. Caplan intervened on behalf of client, and no charges were filed.
In some early interventions, Mr. Caplan has worked out resolutions where the investigating law enforcement agency did not request any criminal charges against his clients. This possibility is not available if you wait until a case is filed in court.
If a case is already filed, Mr. Caplan vigorously pursues other possible options including, Diversion, Civil Compromise, and/or Dismissal.
If you have been involved in a hit and run incident, contact Los Angeles Hit and Run Attorney Gregory Caplan, now, at 213-400-5355, to see how he can help you!
Los Angeles Hit and Run Violations
Hit and Run charges are typically requested when a driver fails to exchange appropriate information after being involved in a traffic incident. Importantly, charges may be filed even if your vehicle does not actually make contact with another person or vehicle. You can be charged with Hit and Run if you were “involved” in the incident, i.e., if your actions resulted in property damage or injury to another.
In California, if you are involved in a car accident, even if it wasn’t your fault, you are still obligated to stop and exchange information with all parties involved, or be subject to criminal charges.
Hit and Run resulting in injury to a person can be pursued as a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the injuries. Property damage Hit and Run can only be charged as a misdemeanor. Penalties for Hit and Run include jail, fines, and probation, as well as suspension of Driving Privileges. A conviction of a hit and run results in a two-point violation on your DMV record, which is the same amount of points as a DUI. These above issues highlight the importance of promptly hiring an effective Hit and Run Attorney.
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