Edmonton, Alberta Hit & Run Accident Defense Lawyer
Alberta Fleeing The Scene Defense Lawyer
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, whether or not bodily injury was a result, and you fled the scene that is a crime in the province of Alberta. Per Alberta law everyone operating a motor vehicle has a legal obligation to stop and take certain steps depending on what occurred during the accident. Failure to do so can lead to very serious criminal and civil charges and, if convicted, fines, license suspension or revocation and possible jail time.
If you have been accused of leaving the scene of an accident please call the Edmonton, Alberta Hit and Run Defense Lawyers at Haryett & Company at 1-780-666-7536. Mr. Haryett & his staff know the seriousness of a hit and run charge in Edmonton, Alberta. They will become very knowledgeable regarding your case and its circumstances so that they can obtain you the most favorable outcome possible.
Post Accident Obligations
In Edmonton, Alberta every driver has certain obligations after an automobile accident regardless of who was at fault. Some of these responsibilities are:
- Exchanging Contact And Insurance Information With The Other Driver
- Speak To Police (if applicable)
- If Vehicle Was Unattended Or Parked You Have To Leave Your Insurance And Contact Info
Failure to adhere to any of these laws is a crime in Alberta. Even if you adhered to each of these laws it is still in your best interest to speak with an Edmonton, Alberta Criminal Defense Lawyer.
Penalties For Fleeing The Scene Of An Accident
The penalties for fleeing or leaving the scene of an accident in Alberta vary depending on who or what was damaged or injured during the accident. If only property damage was sustained at time of accident and you leave the scene without providing your contact and insurance information you may have your license revoked for a period of time. If bodily harm or bodily injury was sustained you may face very heavy and expensive fines, a possible prison sentence and an extended license revocation. If the accident resulted in the death of another person you may be sentenced to an extended prison term, fines and a license revocation.
Contact An Edmonton Hit And Run Defense Law Firm
If you have been accused of, or charged with, hit and run in Alberta please call the Edmonton, Alberta Criminal Lawyers at Haryett & Company at 1-780-666-7536. Mr. Haryett & his legal team serve those accused of fleeing the scene of an accident all over Alberta including:
Edmonton, Fort Mcmurray, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Bruderheim, Calmar, Devon, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Redwater, Stony Plain And Strathcona County, Leduc County, Parkland County And Sturgeon County