Leaving the scene of personal injury is the Massachusetts hit and run law. It is a very serious criminal charge in Massachusetts. Massachusetts General Law G.L. c. 90, § 24(2)(a½)(1) defines Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury law.
In Massachusetts, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident causing personal injury. The penalties for leaving the scene are very serious. If you are charged with Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury you need to speak with the best criminal attorney in Boston.
Attorney Patrick Donovan provides the best criminal defense to people charged with crimes in Massachusetts. If you have been charged with Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury Attorney Donovan will fight to get you the best result.
Massachusetts General law chapter 90 section 24 is the Massachusetts hit and run law.
1) that the person did in fact drive a car upon a public way and a way the public has a right of access:
2) And without stopping and making known his or her name, residence and the register number of his or her motor vehicle, did go away after knowingly colliding with or otherwise causing injury to, not resulting in the death of any person.
The penalty for leaving the scene of personal injury can be six months to 2 years in the House of Correction, and a fine of not less than $500, not more than $1000. A leaving the scene of personal injury charge cannot be filed or continued without a finding. The RMV may and shall unless the judge recommends otherwise revoke the license for 1 year or, in cases of subsequent offenses, for 2 years. RMV may revoke registration if the defendant is the owner or has exclusive control of the vehicle.
ARE THERE ANY LEGAL DEFENSES TO LEAVING THE SCENE OF PERSONAL INJURY?
There are defenses to leaving the scene of personal injury. The most common defense to leaving the scene of personal injury is that the driver did not know that they struck somebody. The Commonwealth must prove that the driver knowingly hit somebody. If you’ve been charged with leaving the scene of personal injury you need to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney. The statute does not allow for discretion.
BOSTON CRIMINAL LAWYER / MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL ATTORNEY
Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick T. Donovan is dedicated to providing the best criminal defense in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan has represented many people who have been charged with motor vehicle crimes including leaving the scene of personal injury in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan is committed to aggressively getting the best possible outcome for each and every one of his clients.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Donovan is well aware of the many legal strategies both law enforcement and district attorneys will use when trying to obtain a criminal conviction. Attorney Donovan uses his prior knowledge as an Assistant District Attorney to his clients’ advantage by challenging evidence submitted by state lawyers, investigating faulty law enforcement procedures, and ultimately building the strongest case possible for every single one of his clients.
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Attorney Donovan offers free consultations. His office is conveniently located in Quincy close to route 93. Attorney Donovan also offers shuttle service to and from home. Quincy Criminal Attorney Donovan offers both evening and weekend consultations and will meet at places convenient to the client. Call attorney Patrick Donovan at (617) 479-1800 for your free consultations.