Hit & Run

Hit-and-Run Defense Lawyer

In Washington, being involved in a car accident does not automatically imply fault or liability. The crime is leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging information. Many individuals simply do not understand the nuances of this area of law, and before they know it, they have unintentionally committed a crime. Everett hit-and-run defense attorney, Mark Stephens, can help you work through the details of your case and build a strong defense if you have been charged with a hit-and-run.

Contact the Law Office of Mark R. Stephens today to schedule a consultation.

Snohomish County Attorney Handling Criminal Traffic Offenses

It only takes one false move on the road to cause damage to personal property or injure an individual. This type of criminal charge can be broken down into two types:

  • Unattended hit-and-run: This type of crime is a property offense in which an individual has simply hit a parked vehicle or other non-mobile property.
  • Attended hit-and-run: This type of crime involves an individual having hit another driver or an individual, sometimes causing physical injuries.

Many times when an individual has left the scene of an attended hit-and-run, it is because he or she fears the other party. Road rage can cause even more calamitous situations, so some individuals would prefer to get to a safe location and then attempt to resolve the case. Unfortunately, leaving the scene paints them in a bad light, and the only real recourse is securing skillful representation from an attorney they can trust.