Criminal Mischief

Leaving the Scene-Case Dismissed!

I’ve recently had a great success with a case involving leaving scene of an accident, which I was able to have dismissed.  This was definitely something I wanted to share with you because this is a serious charge.  If convicted, it carries mandatory six months loss of license at minimum, points depending on whether there was an injury, possible jail time of up to 180 days, and a fine of at least $2,500. As you can see, leaving scene of an accident is a significant offense you don’t want on your record.

Fortunately in my client’s situation, case against her was weak at best.  In fact, the responding officer didn’t even want to write a ticket for it, so the other driver went to court and filed it himself.  As part of our approach, I advised my client to have two tickets written for every one the plaintiff wrote on her.  As a result, we went into the proceedings with a few, as did he.

Because of this, he was forced to hire an attorney.  I had a conversation with my colleague and told him that we would dismiss our tickets against his client if he dismissed the ones against mine.  The other attorney agreed and was able to convince his client to do the same.

The key here was to file within 30 days; otherwise we’d be time-barred.  I made sure we made the deadline.  This particular strategy is usually very effective when you know the rules and system involved.  Without having experienced legal counsel, my client would never have known any of this and would have ended up dealing with the harsh consequences of the charge.  That’s why it’s so important for you to enlist the assistance of an experienced defense attorney when you are facing traffic charges. With over 13 years of experience and a great history of favorable case results, Call me when you need help.  I’m attorney Leon Matchin and you can reach me at (833) 732-7320.

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