Indian Trail, NC asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: I'm a first time offender reasonably what am I looking at facing in court?

I was charged with a hit and run. There was minimal damage done to either vehicle. This is my first offense. There were also issues in the police report. Officially it was claimed that I hit an unattended vehicle and there was there were people in the car when it happened. Am I facing looking fines or what?

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Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: If no one was injured and the damage was minimal then the Hit and Run charge is likely a misdemeanor charge carrying up 30 days for an unattended vehicle or up to 1 year in prison if the vehicle was occupied and property damage was the result. No ethical attorney can tell you what the sentence will be if convicted, particularly with the minimal details provided, but with additional details and after the discovery process an attorney will be able to guide you through the process.

If convicted of charges in this statute there are also significant impacts related to your driving privileges, such as your license being suspended revoked. I would recommend you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area before your first court date. Many will offer a free consultation that will give you additional information.

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