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Teenage Driver Caused Hit and Run by Texting

By Thomas Tears. Attorney at Law  Oct. 27, 2011 5:17p

In this tragic accident, the teen that was driving admitted that his texting while driving caused the hit and run accident. Last year, a thirty-seven-year-old father of three who was also taking care of his parents in his home was struck by a Honda and the driver left the scene. By the time emergency help arrived, the father was pronounced dead from extensive bodily injuries. Police began a search for the vehicle that was missing a right hand mirror and broken headlight after the accident.

The nineteen-year-old driver responsible for the accident turned himself in four days later. He admitted that he was driving at about 45 miles an hour and was texting while driving. He also admitted that he took his car to a mechanic to get the car repaired shortly after the accident. The teen was charged with hit and run second degree manslaughter and a failure to perform the duties of a driver after a crash, two counts of driving with a suspended license and tampering with evidence. He was being held without bail.

Have you been charged with a hit and run accident in Santa Ana?

If you have left the scene of an accident, you can be charged with hit and run. You are obligated by law to stay and exchange any information with other drivers and you must give aid to anyone who is injured or call for emergency help. To ensure that your legal rights are protected, you need to contact a Santa Ana hit and run attorney for legal help if involved in a hit and run it is possible that you were not even aware of the fact that you caused an accident. At Thomas Tears, Attorney at Law, we offer aggressive representation and will do everything in our power to help you get the charges reduced or possibly even dismissed altogether. A hit and run conviction on your record will create negative effects in your life for years to come.

Hit and Run Penalties

Penalties will vary depending upon the exact circumstances but you could face up to a year in county jail. If bodily injury occurred, you could face one to three years in prison. If you were driving under the influence at the time of the hit and run, penalties will be even harsher. Attorney Tears has been practicing law for over thirty years and has handled thousands of criminal defense cases including hit and runs. Attorney Tears handles all cases personally and is available for contact at any time.

For experienced, competent, legal representation, contact a Santa Ana hit and run attorney for a free consultation today and we will start on the fight to combat your charges.

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