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Orange County Man Facing Serious Charges for Suspected Hit and Run

By The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs  Jan. 25, 2013 10:15a

A 27-year-old Santa Ana man faces arraignment this week for one felony charge and two misdemeanor charges relating to an incident where a pedestrian was killed. Prosecutors with the Orange County District Attorney's Office argue that the suspect struck a 75-year-old man that was lawfully crossing the street though the street was not marked with a crosswalk. The fatal accident happened around 6:30 in the morning when the man was hit by a late model luxury sedan heading south. The impact caused the man to hit the hood and windshield of the car. The driver left the location of the accident. Emergency responders arrived and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspected driver, V.A., was arrested two days after the accident. Get the immediate representation of a tough criminal defense lawyer if you have been arrested for a crime!

Suspect Charged with Felony Hit and Run plus other Charges

V.A. was taken into custody and charged with felony hit and run causing death and misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence. He is also being charged with driving on a suspended license. His driver's license was suspended two years ago after a drunk driving conviction. If found guilty of the charges against him, V.A. could receive harsh sentencing including years of imprisonment and thousands in fines followed by probation and lengthy community service commitments. Make sure you are not unfairly accused and charged for a crime; a skilled defense attorney may be able to get the charges you are facing dismissed or reduced.

Speak with a criminal defense attorney now!

Being charged with a crime can be frightening and the penalties and repercussions can be severe if you have a prior record. That is why it is absolutely crucial that you get the help of a defense lawyer that will aggressively fight the charges against you. The team at The Law Offices of Barney B. Gibbs has been successfully defending clients in Santa Ana, Orange, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Tustin and the greater OC area for nearly 30 years and getting the results clients need. They know how to handle even the most complicated of motor vehicle offense cases including those involving charges for vehicular manslaughter, hit and run, reckless driving, driving under the influence and more. Don't face the criminal justice system on your own! Contact the firm now!

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