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Woman Turns Herself in for Alleged Hit and Run

By Law Offices of Mitch Furman  Sep. 25, 2012 11:50a

A Chicago police officer was struck by a car recently when doing a traffic stop around 12:30 am on a week night. The officer was outside his patrol car speaking with an individual when a vehicle hit him and then sped away from the scene without stopping. Additional police and emergency rescue responded to the accident site and the officer was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released. Authorities searched for the vehicle involved in the hit and run but were unable to locate it. Later that day, a 33-year-old woman, M.P., came into a police station and turned herself in. She was taken into custody and charged with multiple offenses and traffic infractions. Get the help of a criminal defense lawyer immediately if you have been charged with a crime.

M.P. attended a hearing shortly after turning herself in and was formerly charged with two felonies as well a handful of citations in connection to the accident. She faces felony leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury, felony failure to report an accident and cited for driving without a valid driver's license, driving without vehicle insurance, failure to reduce speed, damaging public property, striking a pedestrian in the roadway and failure to render aid. M.P. is currently being held in jail on $75,000 bond and will be facing further court action later this month.

Have you been charged with hit and run in Chicago?

Hit and run is a very serious criminal offense and if you are facing charges for this crime then it is absolutely crucial that you have a skilled criminal defense attorney aggressively fighting for you. I have the experience and personal drive to get results for my clients. The dedicated legal team at the Law Offices of Mitch Furman & Associates has successfully represented clients throughout the Chicago area in even the most complex cases. We don't back down from tough legal matters and are highly competent in handling a variety of defense cases including hit and run, juvenile crimes, assault and battery, shoplifting, burglary, grand theft auto, robbery, sexual assault, drug crimes and all manner of other felony and misdemeanor offenses. Contact the firm today to schedule a time to speak one on one with a criminal defense lawyer that understands what you are going through.

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