A hit and run is when you leave a scene of an accident after you have struck any type of property or persons and failed to provide any type of identification. California has two types of hit and run offenses: depending on the certain circumstances; misdemeanor and felony. If you leave the scene of an accident after causing damage to another’s property, your offense is considered a misdemeanor. If you leave the scene of an accident and you have caused injury to another person or persons your offense is a felony. If convicted of a hit and run misdemeanor you could face up to six months of jail time and up to $5,000 in fines, or both and not to mention the other fee’s you will have to pay for damages on someone else’s property. A hit and run misdemeanor can even get you points towards your driving record, which will increase your insurance premiums. On the other hand, a hit and run felony, is a more severe punishment, you could go to county jail for up to one year, or two to five years in state prison, or fines ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, or both. Every hit and run case is different and has specific aspects that should be taken into consideration. A hit and run is taken very seriously in our court systems; do not even think about representing yourself. Call our highly experienced hit and run defense lawyers for a FREE consultation.