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Hit & Run Attorneys in Fort Wayne

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Hit and run charges can be surprisingly simple to acquire. Anyone who is involved in a car accident and failed to stop can be charged with the crime in the state of Indiana. It is required by law to stay at the scene of an auto accident if you are involved in any way. Failing to do so can lead to a warrant for your arrest.

If you’re facing a hit and run charge, you could be looking at high fines and potentially jail time, depending on the situation. Talk to one of our skilled Fort Wayne hit and run lawyers about your case as soon as possible. The faster we learn about your situation, the sooner we can start mounting a defense on your behalf.

Get your case started by calling us at (888) 912-7220 or filling out our online form today!

Hit & Run Penalties in Indiana

The severity of your punishment will depend on the circumstances of the crash. Factors that can determine how severe your sentence is needs to include the following:

  • Any bodily harm done.
  • Intoxication of the driver.
  • Area in which the accident happened (such as a school zone).
  • Prior offenses.
  • Possession of drugs.

In most cases, a hit and run is considered a Class A misdemeanor, which can get you up to 1 year in jail and up to $5,000 in fines. Likewise, you could face probation, a suspended license, community service, drug testing, mandatory employment, and any other punishment the judge deems fair. If the hit and run involves bodily harm to other people involved in the accident, the charge becomes a Level 6 felony, which can get you up to 3 years in prison, $10,000 in fines, and additional similar court orders.

Call Us About Your Car Accident Case Today!

If you’re facing hit and run charges, make sure to have a skilled Fort Wayne hit and run attorney on your side. Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C. can provide you with more than 75 years of combined legal experience, and our lawyers are dedicated to providing aggressive legal advocacy for our clients. Let us see what we can do for you. 

Contact us at (888) 912-7220 or fill out our online form to schedule your free phone consultation!

Commonly Asked Questions

How can a Fort Wayne hit and run attorney assist me with my case?

A Fort Wayne hit and run attorney can provide comprehensive legal support by examining the details of your case, advising on the best course of action, and representing you in court. With their understanding of local laws and experience, they can work to minimize the potential penalties and strive for a favorable outcome.

Can the penalties for a hit and run be reduced in Fort Wayne?

While penalties for a hit and run in Fort Wayne are determined by the severity of the incident, having a knowledgeable attorney can influence the outcome. An attorney can argue for reduced charges, negotiate plea deals, or present mitigating factors that may lead to lesser penalties or alternative sentencing such as probation or community service.

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    "Mr. Terrill handled my case and did a great job."

    They have earned my trust as far as having many years of experience at their jobs and within the court system.

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Why People Choose to Work With Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C.

We Will Protect Your Rights & Future
  • Renowned Reputation
    Our firm has built a great reputation due to our proven track record of success in complex cases.
  • Aggressive Defense

    Our legal team will provide a vigorous defense regardless of the severity of the charge. 

  • Accessible to Clients
    We understand that time is of the essence. We are available 24/7 and offer free consultations.
  • Unparalleled Experience

    At Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., our attorneys have a combined 75 years of legal experience. 

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