Wilmington, NC asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina

Q: how bad does it look getting felony of meth charge at 18 first drug charge ever

my nephew was in a car accident, he is 18 and was scared. he got tboned on driver side then on right side then got hit in rear end and flipped. My nephew ran to a bulding close by but went back to scene and turned himself in before cops ever got done investigating it. He was charged with felony hit and run and truly only reason is because he ran at first. what are some possible outcomes of this when he has court.

1 Lawyer Answer
Amanda Bowden Johnson
Amanda Bowden Johnson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: This is a subjective question. To normal average people - it not only looks incredibly bad and will likely ruin your life if convicted - it is in fact objectively bad as well. To other criminals or young people who don't know any better, it may look like you earned some badge of glory. You likely should consult with a criminal law attorney ASAP who can minimize the impact of this charge as much as possible. Best of luck.

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