You need to speak with a Massachusetts Leaving the Scene of personal injury attorney if you have been charged with Leaving the scene of personal injury. Leaving the scene of personal injury is the same as a hit and run. In Massachusetts it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident causing personal injury. Massachusetts General law chapter 90 section 24 defines leaving the scene of an accident. The penalties for leaving the scene can be severe. 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.
WHAT IS LEAVING THE SCENE OF PERSONAL INJURY?
In order to prove that somebody left the scene of personal injury the assistant District Attorney must prove the following elements. First, that the person did in fact drive a car upon a public way and a way the public has a right of access. Second, 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.
In other words, a person can be charged with leaving the scene of personal injury if they do not stop and give their name after they knowingly hit a person and caused and injury.
WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR NEGLIGENT OPERATION IN MASSACHUSETTS?
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 judge recommends otherwise revoke license for 1 year or, in cases of subsequent offenses, for 2 years. RMV may revoke registration if defendant is owner or has exclusive control of 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.
Contact Attorney Patrick T. Donovan today for your free initial consultation at (617)479-1800!
Quincy Criminal Attorney
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.
Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan handles cases for clients located in: Boston, Dorchester, West Roxbury, South Boston, East Boston, Quincy, Milton, Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Rockland, Amherst, Dedham, Norwood, Cambridge, Somerville, Westwood, Needham, Wellesley, Stoughton, Brockton, Canton, Sharon, Avon, Revere, All of Cape Cod. Plymouth, Duxbury, Hanover.