Hit-And-Run, Failure To Report, Or Leaving The Scene Of An Accident In Nevada
Police are charged with keeping the public safe and making accurate reports
of auto accidents. Failing to report an accident, making a false report
involving an accident, and fleeing the scene of a car wreck are all illegal
in Nevada. Hit and run consequences can sometimes be very serious, and
depend on the amount of damage involved in the accident and whether there
was a serious injury or loss of life involved.
Failing to Report - NRS 484E.080(1):
- If a person intentionally fails, refuses, or neglects to make a proper
report of an accident, the person’s driving privilege may be suspended
for 1 year.
- The license can be reinstated if the offender submits the proper report
of the accident or if evidence is submitted showing that the failure to
report was not intentional.
- NRS 484E.080(2):
- It is a gross misdemeanor for a person to knowingly give false information
in oral or written reports about an accident.
- The penalty for this offense is a maximum of 1 year in jail.
Failing to Stop When Involved in an Accident
Involving Death or Injury - NRS 484E.010:
- It is a felony for a person to leave the scene of an accident in which
he or she was involved when the accident involved injury or death.
- The penalty for this offense is a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 15
years in prison and a fine of between $2,000 and $5,000.
How To Fight A Charge
If you have been accused of failing to report an accident or fleeing the scene of an accident (hit-and-run),
be aware that any statements you might make to the police can affect not
only your criminal case, but also any potential civil suit liability you
might incur. Make certain that you do not make any recorded statements
until you have legal counsel at your side so you can get your defense
up and running.
Obtaining aggressive, experienced legal counsel ensures that your rights
are not ignored in the justice system. This can mean the difference when
facing charges that could harm your criminal record, deprive you of your
driving privileges, and cost you your freedom. The attorneys at Oronoz
& Ericsson pride themselves on being the best option for people seeking
aggressive criminal defense in Las Vegas.
The timeline of the events and the credibility of witness statements are
extremely important in hit-and-run cases. We begin by immediately gathering
evidence, deposing witnesses, and examining police reports and victim
statements. We then have one of our expert defense attorneys draft complex
motions for suppression of evidence to establish your defense. The next
steps involve negotiating with prosecutors and making the decision of
whether or not to take your case to trial.
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys
As a team of experienced trial attorneys, the courtroom is our natural environment
where we have honed our skills to relentlessly fight for each and every
client. Many of the clients that we have represented in court have been
found not guilty of complex and serious criminal charges that would have
altered their lives forever. Because that reputation precedes us among
Nevada prosecutors, it puts our clients on a good footing where pre-trial
negotiations are more likely to yield positive results such as dismissal
of charges and desirable plea agreements.
Each of the skilled and experienced attorneys of the Oronoz Ericsson &
Gaffney criminal defense team are always
ready to discuss your hit-and-run case as well as other serious traffic violation charges.