Hit-and-Run/Leaving the Scene of Accident
A charge of Hit-and-Run, also know as Leaving the Scene of an Accident or Failure to Report an Accident, is a serious charge with serious consequences.
In Colorado, there are ten (10) possible different Hit-and-Run charges that can be alleged against not only a driver of an automobile, but in certain circumstances, a passenger can also be charged. The classification of charges ranges from a Class 2 Misdemeanor Traffic Offense up to a Class 3 Felony. The driver’s license consequences for a driver range from a suspension to an automatic revocation. A passenger may be charged in certain circumstances under C.R.S. 42-4-1607(1), a Class 2 Misdemeanor Traffic Offense, however no points are assessed at the Division of Motor Vehicles (D.M.V.).
Often times a police officer or prosecutor will “stack” multiple Hit-and-Run charges against a defendant arising out of a single accident, with each charge carrying the possibility for a driver’s license suspension or automatic revocation and each charge carrying the possibility of a jail sentence.
If you or a loved one has been charged with Hit-and-Run, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, or Failure to Report and Accident, contact Attorney Monte Robbins at 303-355-5148 or 970-301-5541 for a free case evaluation. Attorney Robbins has significant experience representing clients who have been charged with Hit-and-Run and will fight for you in the criminal court and at the Division of Motor Vehicles.