Hit and Run Charges Defense by Criminal Lawyer in Milwaukee & Waukesha
Milwaukee Criminal Attorneys Protect You Against Charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident
The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged with leaving the scene of an accident may be convicted if:
- The defendant operated a vehicle involved in an accident on a highway.
- The defendant knew that the vehicle he or she was operating was involved in an accident involving a person or an attended vehicle.
- The accident resulted in injury to any person or death of any person or damage to a vehicle driven or attended by any person.
- The defendant did not immediately stop his or her vehicle at the scene of the accident and remain at the scene or as close to the scene of the accident as possible and forthwith return to and remain at the scene until he or she had fulfilled the following requirements:
- Gave his or her name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle her or she was driving to the person struck or the operator or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with; and
- If it was requested and was available, exhibited his or her operator's license to the person struck or the operator or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with; and
- Rendered to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance including the carrying or the making of arrangements for the carrying of such person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such carrying is requested by the injured person.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 2670
Wisconsin Statute 346.67 defines the duty upon striking a person or attended or occupied vehicle as follows:
The operator of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident until the operator has fulfilled the following requirements:
- The operator shall give his or her name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving to the person struck or to the operator or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with; and
- The operator shall, upon request and if available, exhibit his or her operator's license to the person struck or to the operator or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with; and
- The operator shall render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying, or the making of arrangements for the carrying, of such person to a physician, surgeon or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such carrying is requested by the injured person.
Any required stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
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Hit and run offenses in Wisconsin are serious crimes that subject you to serious consequences. It can be a crime to get in a car accident and fail to stop immediately or remain at the scene. If you are in a car accident and don't provide the required information to the other party, it may be considered hit and run in Wisconsin. If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee, Waukesha, elsewhere in SE WI with a leaving the scene of the accident offense, you need tough representation. The criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI at Gamiño Law Offices have experience representing clients in hit and run crimes.
Wisconsin Hit & Run Charges
Possible sentencing consequences when charged with hit and run in Milwaukee, Waukesha or elsewhere in Wisconsin
If convicted of hit and run in Wisconsin, the penalties depend on the level of any injury to person or property.
- If the accident did not involve death or injury to a person the penalty is a fine of not less than $300 nor more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 6 months or both.
- if the accident involved injury to a person but the person did not suffer great bodily harm the penalty is a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both .
- If the accident involved injury to a person and the person suffered great bodily harm the penalty is a Class E felony.
- If the accident involved death to a person it is a Class D felony.
- If the accident involved death or injury to a person it is a felony.
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