Los Angeles Hit and Run Attorney
It happens every day in Los Angeles County. Good people are involved in traffic collisions. Panic or confusion sets in. They continue to drive after the accident, and leave the scene. After regaining their composure, they want to make things right.
So, what do you do after a hit and run?
Answer: Seek immediate help from an attorney who focuses on hit & run cases.
George Kita has handled 100+ Hit and Run Cases, as a hit & run defense attorney. He vigorously provides client representation, which is extremely important in light of recent trends.
While results always depend on the specific details of each case, Mr. Kita’s systematic approach is designed to determine the most effective strategies for each client.
Call Mr. Kita, now, at 213-400-5355, for help!
Hit and Run Strategies
Mr. Kita explains recent trends towards enhanced penalties, at: Hit and Run cases and
Proposed Changes to Hit and Run Law (which does not require injury for a criminal filing).
You can read about the dangers of representing yourself in this article at: Los Angeles Hit and Run Attorney.
In some early interventions, Mr. Kita has worked out resolutions where the investigating law enforcement agency declined filing 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. Kita 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 George Kita, 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 obligated to stop and exchange information with all parties involved, or be subject to criminal charges.
Vehicle Code section 20001- Hit and Run resulting in injury to a person, can be pursued as a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the injuries, driver history, and surrounding circumstances.
Vehicle Code section 20002 - Property damage Hit and Run, can only be charged as a misdemeanor.
Penalties for Hit and Run include jail, fines, restitution, 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 has the same point-count as other serious traffic convictions, including DUI.
If you have been involved in a hit and run incident, call to determine your legal options, immediately, at