Los Angeles Hit & Run Lawyer


It is overwhelming to be in a traffic accident. Even when you know that you are supposed to stop and exchange information with the other driver, the fear and anxiety can quickly overtake common sense. However, in California, leaving the scene of a car accident is a serious criminal offense with harsh potential penalties. At HOFFMAN & ASSOCIATES, our criminal defense lawyers aggressively defend clients facing hit-and-run charges in Los Angeles, San Diego and throughout California.

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California hit-and-run laws require that all drivers involved in an auto accident stop immediately to exchange driver's license and insurance information with the other driver - regardless of fault. Failure to do so may result in misdemeanor or felony hit-and-run charges. Hit-and-run accidents often involve single car accidents or multiple vehicle accidents in which a driver left the scene after hitting property, another vehicle or a person:

Examples of Types of Hit and Run Cases We Frequently Handle

  • Driver hit telephone pole causing property damage
  • Driver hit a parked car leaving property damage
  • Driver hit other obstacles causing property damage
  • Driver hit a pedestrian or jogger causing serious injury or wrongful death
  • Driver hit another vehicle causing property damage with minor or serious injury or death
Misdemeanor and Felony Hit and Run

The level of the offense will depend on the seriousness of the accident. A hit-and- run accident in which no injury is sustained will likely be charged as a misdemeanor. The seriousness of the injury is the deciding factor in injury accidents. Misdemeanor charges will be filed against you if a minor injury (neck, back or soft tissue injury) is sustained by the other driver or passenger. However, if a serious injury (fracture or injury causing lengthy rehabilitation or recovery) is sustained by the other party, you may face felony hit-and-run charges.

Many drivers who leave the scene of the accident do so in fear of being caught for another offense. Therefore, when caught for hit-and-run, these individuals will likely face multiple charges, such as:

A Strong Hit-and-Run Defense Team on Your Side

Our Los Angeles Hit & Run Lawyers have over 30 years of daily courtroom experience and have consistently and successfully resolved hundreds of hit-and-run cases. Our effective defense strategies often have caused charges to be dismissed or reduced. Early intervention by our office was the key to these results.

Don't Talk to the Police

It is never advisable to give statements to the police or any insurance company (regardless of fault) without consulting an attorney experienced in these types of specialized matter. Early intervention by our office frequently makes a significant difference in the decision to not file criminal charges.

Contact Us

If you have been involved in an accident, but left the scene without exchanging your license and insurance information, contact our Hit & Run Attorneys in Los Angeles today for a free consultation!

Client Reviews
I can't begin to thank Mr. Hoffman enough for his extensive efforts throughout the entire case. He went absolutely above and beyond throughout the entire process. From day one he was immediately actively pursuing ways to prevent my case from ever going to court and once that was no longer an option, actively began working on getting the case ultimately dismissed. His communication was consistent and reassuring, despite my frantic worries all the time... Micaiah Botts
My family and I simply owe our life and future to Ron Hoffman. If you are looking for a lawyer that goes above and beyond the call of duty you can't find a better lawyer than Ron. He took my case head on from the moment I called his office. I was involved in an accidental hit and run where I was unaware of the injury. Every step of the way, Ron guided me through an almost two year long investigation and court settlement process and was constantly by my side through out every crossroad... Bill Martin
Ron Hoffman and his staff were Fantastic when dealing with such a serious issue of DUI. When I first Called Ron I was very nervous and worried for my daughter and her freedom. She had a failure to appear on top of her DUI and I knew just how bad this could be. Ron was able to immediately put me at ease and gave me the confidence that there was hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. Ron was able to get the failure to appear dismissed and also no jail time for my daughter... Claude Brown
I have been working with Mr. Hoffman for over 11 years. I have seen first hand his genuine dedication to his clients, and how his experience, knowledge and passion have gotten clients fantastic results. He treats each of his clients as his only client, and takes the time to develop detailed strategies and defenses for each individual case. I have never hesitated to refer Mr. Hoffman to anyone who has asked me for a good Criminal Defense attorney. He is a fantastic attorney!... Neeta P.
I had a DUI issue recently. I have never had a problem with the law as serious as this one. I did panic a bit after and knew I had to get a lawyer to help my future. I researched the Web and read the reviews for awesome DUI Lawyers. Hiring a lawyer can be intimidating. Ron's 30 years experience and step by step guidance helped me with my case. Jonie was amazing with keeping me calm. Ron Hoffman is a great lawyer and I would refer any friends or family to him... Manuel Gomez
Ron was so accommodating and professional. With a Firm like his you wouldn't expect him to be as accessible, but he immediately returned phone calls, was easy to communicate with and was very sympathetic to my situation. He went above and beyond and was able to get a better result than I'd hoped or expected. I highly recommend Ron Hoffman and his firm. He made a difficult and anxiety fueled process bearable and made me feel safe. He is a lovely man. One does not wish to need a criminal attorney, but if you do need one, Ron's the guy to call... Teri A.
Ron and his team were the perfect pairing for what I needed taken care of. Every step of the way he was extremely helpful and informative (not his first rodeo). His work ethic and attitude were exemplary and it showed with the results of using his services. I would recommend anyone I know to give Ron a call if they need help in his realm of expertise. Many thanks Ron and associates!... Donald N.
I didn't hire a lawyer for my first DUI... What a mistake! Ronald goes above and beyond with his art and knowledge of custom strategy according to your case. lawyer of the year (every year)... Adam R.
I hate lawyers. They are hard to get a hold of, greedy and unreliable. Ron is the opposite of all these things. He deserves 6 stars, and I very much recommend him. He helped me through my case with nothing but kindness, understanding, and knowledge and eventually got it dropped. Thanks for everything Ron!... Avi Z.