Los Angeles, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: If I was charged with a felony hit and run and I was on unsupervised probation what are my punishment?

There was mild traumatic brain injury to my passenger. I was not under the influence and I dont have a license. I'm 18 years old. I did call 911 to bring help to passenger but I panicked and went to get help from mom.

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William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You could be punished both for the new crime and buy additional time remaining on the probation case. I strongly recommend not commenting any further about details and hiring an attorney right away. Sounds like he did a lot of good things at the beginning that may help you at the end.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MUCH more info needed.

you should not be discussing info on a forum like this that the DA could find and read.

you will be charged with many of the charges/laws you violated.

you made it worse by not having a license.

the severity of the injury will play a major role.......if the victim recovers your sentence may be less severe......the opposite is true if the V does not recover.......also your prior will be important and that previous case could bring you more time for a violation of the sentence/probation.

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Van Nuys, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: What are you on Probation for already? That will have an affect on how your case is resolved. Driving without a license and causing TBI (it's only "mild" if it's not YOUR injury!) are not a good recipe for staying out of jail, but that is where a good lawyer comes in.

What courthouse is the case you are on probation for and where is the new case going to be heard?

This may be filed as a FELONY so you need to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney near you. Most of us offer free initial consultations.

Good luck!

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