Leaving the scene of an accident, even an accident that is not your fault, can result in a criminal prosecution for either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on whether the accident resulted in property damage, injury, or death. California law imposes on drivers an obligation to remain at the scene of an accident, provide identification and, under certain circumstances, to render aid to someone who may be injured. Punishments for “hit and run” conviction vary from small fines and summary probation to state prison commitments. Mandatory driver’s license suspensions are frequently ordered following a “hit and run” conviction, and the vehicle involved may be subject to forfeiture. At RAAB | MAHONEY , we have successfully defendant individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony “hit and run” allegations, and often obtain a dismissal of charges in a procedure known as a civil compromise. If you or someone you know is under investigation for or charged with a misdemeanor or felony “hit and run” offense, contact RAAB | MAHONEY to schedule a consultation.