Northwest Suburbs of Chicago Hit-And-Run Offenses Attorney
If you have been in a collision with another vehicle, it can be a very frightening experience. It is a natural impulse to get as far away from the accident as fast as you can. Unfortunately, leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense that can carry serious penalties. If you are being accused of a hit-and-run offense, a Rolling Meadows lawyer can help you understand your rights and legal options.
At the Illinois Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley, we provide dedicated defense representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan Chicago area. We understand how intimidating an auto accident can be and what goes through your mind in the moments that follow. We will be there with you during this difficult time and walk you through every step of the process.
Understanding Illinois Hit-And-Run Offenses
Under Illinois law, hit-and-run offenses can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. A misdemeanor charge typically occurs when there is only property damage involved. A felony hit-and-run charge frequently results when the accident has caused serious injury to another person in addition to the property damage.
Leaving the scene of an accident is often used by the prosecution to prove a person's guilt, but there are other considerations that come into play. We will present the strongest possible defense in your case and pursue every available option in an effort to avoid a conviction on your record.
Talk To A Chicagoland Criminal Defense Attorney
From our offices in Rolling Meadows, the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley defends clients in Cook County, Lake County and DuPage County, Illinois, and communities throughout the greater metropolitan Chicago area against serious hit-and-run violations. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Illinois criminal defense attorney today.