Last year, there were more than 92,000 hit and run incidents in Florida, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website; over 1,200 of those involved a serious injury and another 186 resulted in death. Nearly a third of those issued a hit and run citation were between the ages of 18 and 27, and most of them were male (70 percent). Being involved in an automobile accident is never fun; it can cause a variety of reactions in people, including everything from fear to anger. For inexperienced or younger drivers, or those with a record, it may also cause them to flee the scene. This is never a good idea, as hit and run situations can have serious consequences.
As silly as it may sound, you need to find a lawyer who routinely practices in the legal area where you are seeking representation. Think about it; you wouldn’t hire a knee surgeon to perform a heart surgery, so why would you hire a family law attorney for a criminal defense case?
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