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North Hollywood, California

North Hollywood is a lovely neighborhood in the heart of the beautiful San Fernando Valley. People with creative spirits will feel at home in the NoHo Arts District where they may enjoy tasty food from delicious cafes, buying unique items from fashionable shops, viewing priceless pieces of art at one of many galleries, and contemporary plays at one of the city’s theaters. North Hollywood also hosts the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which was created in 1946 right after the birth of American network television.

North Hollywood’s growing esteem over the years and its population of nearly 77,848 residents has led to severe traffic conditions, as well as many traffic accidents. Regrettably, the increasing amount of accidents has caused situations where one or more persons have left the scene of the accident without trading the information mandated by law. When this happens, the driver departing the scene may be charged with a hit-and- run, which is a serious criminal violation.

There is a multiplicity of reasons that may lead a person to leave the scene of an accident. She may be frightened, she may have an invalid driver’s license, she may have a criminal history, she may be on probation for a previous criminal offense, her insurance may be invalid, or she may be apprehensive about the financial consequences. Regardless of her reasons, there are people here that may be of assistance.

A hit-and-run happens when a person causes damage to another person’s property, while driving an automobile, and fails to stop to alert the owner and does not conform to the law by exchanging one’s registration, proof of insurance, and driver’s license with the other person involved. There is a large spectrum of hit-and-run violations; which may include damage to shrubbery, signage, or parked vehicles. Violations that involve property damage are generally misdemeanors. This type of hit-and-run is prosecuted under California Vehicle Code Section 20002.

In cases where a person endures severe injury, such as a bone fracture, a person may be charged with a felony, which potentially carries serious consequences. Whether a person is actually at fault in the accident is irrelevant in both misdemeanor and felony cases.

Though a person left the scene of an accident, it is still possible to circumvent criminal charges by contacting a practiced criminal defense attorney. The Law Firm of Hoffman and Associates concentrates in defending a person’s rights, freedom, and good record in instances where she is accused of a hit-and-run.

After such accident, there are great benefits to contacting an attorney right away. Criminal charges may not be filed if early intervention is sought. Doing so, shows police officers a driver’s willingness to cooperate and to take responsibility for her actions. This also increases the likelihood of a civil compromise, or an agreement not to file criminalcharges through the court, but to handle the matter informally between the parties. Hoffman and Associates often triumphs in preventing the filing of criminal charges. Hoffman and Associates is also skilled at quickly releasing vehicles from police impound.

Hoffman and Associates has effectively represented those charged with hit-and-runs for more than thirty years. They even offer free consultations, reasonable rates, and payment plans. Credit cards are welcome and cases can be initiated with a phone call, no office visit required. Learning your options is simple. Contact Hoffman and Associates at 323- 655-3900 or visit their website at www.hoffmanlawoffice.com. You may also get important tips on the proper way to handle a hit-and-run accident at www.hoffmanlawoffice.com/lawyer-attorney-2209883.html.

Hoffman and Associates doesn’t just handle hit and run cases. They would also be pleased to assist you with any DUI or criminal related matter. Their adept and highly qualified attorneys are available to advise you regarding whatever legal situation you may face.

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.