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Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices
dupage county leaving the scene of an accident attorney


900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100


134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761


1730 Park Street, Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-420-1000

DuPage County Leaving the Scene of an Accident Lawyers

Skilled Defense for Hit and Run Accident Charges in Illinois

If you are charged with leaving the scene of an accident, you need experienced legal representation. In Illinois, fleeing the scene of an accident is a criminal offense, which can result in loss of driving privileges, heavy fines, and even jail time. Also, if there is evidence of alcohol impairment, you may be accused of leaving the scene to avoid a DUI, resulting in more severe consequences. To understand your rights and options, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney right away.

Since 1979, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has provided skilled representation to clients charged with fleeing the scene of an accident and all other types of criminal charges in Chicagoland and throughout Northern Illinois. Our award-winning attorneys have the in-depth experience successfully litigating criminal cases at all levels of the state and federal judicial system. Our legal team includes former prosecutors and public defenders with extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the court system, and we put this experience to work to explore every possible legal avenue to secure positive outcomes for our clients.

We have received recognition not only for our experience and skill but also for our tireless commitment to defending the rights of our clients. Our lawyers are honest, straightforward, accessible, and approachable. We understand what is at stake for our clients who are charged with fleeing the scene of an accident, and we take the time to examine the specifics of each case thoroughly, so we can craft the most effective defense strategy to reduce or eliminate the negative consequences.

Consequences of Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Illinois

The penalties for leaving the scene of an accident depend on the specific circumstances. If you flee an accident involving only property damage, it is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by fines of up to $2,500 and a maximum of one year in county jail. If you flee an accident involving bodily injuries or fatalities, the charges can be upgraded to a Class 4 or even a Class 2 Felony. In such instances, fines start at $25,000 and you could be looking at several years of incarceration. If convicted of this offense, you will also have your driver’s license suspended or revoked by the Illinois Secretary of State (SOS).

Leaving the scene of an accident is among the more serious traffic violations in Illinois. If you are charged for this offense, you need a strong defense strategy to avoid the most severe consequences. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we are aggressive advocates on behalf of each client we serve. We also offer free initial consultations, so there is no risk of having one of our lawyers examine your case. The schedule your free consultation, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.

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One Stop For All Your Legal Needs

Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from 3 offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, and Naperville.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices to find the attorney they need.

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Our practice is focused on meeting your needs with flexible hours and locations to serve you:

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  • Multiple locations throughout Chicagoland
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