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Fighting Connecticut Evading Responsibility Arrests

Leaving the scene of a one-car or two-car accident in Connecticut can get you arrested in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien or Westport Connecticut for misdemeanor Evading Responsibility under CGS 14-224. Connecticut Evading Responsibility arrests—also known as Connecticut “Hit-and-Run” arrests—can be misdemeanors or felonies in Connecticut, depending on the circumstances. While we cover the elements of Connecticut Hit-and-Run / Evading Responsibility arrests in greater detail in other parts of our website, we try to summarize in this article how some of the top Stamford, Fairfield and Greenwich Connecticut criminal lawyers can successfully fight your Connecticut Evading Responsibility arrest.

Avoiding Connecticut Evading Responsibility Arrests by Covering the Costs of Repair through a Connecticut Criminal Lawyer

As any of the top Stamford, Wilton or Darien Connecticut criminal lawyers who regularly fight Connecticut Evading Responsibility arrests know, an Evading Responsibility investigation can take place hours after the accident. Usually someone sees you leave the scene, or a victim reports the damage to a building or parking lot owner who pulls surveillance video and turns it over to the police. Then hours or days later, a police officer will contact the owner of the car (either you, your husband or wife, or your parents who own the car) and ask if you did in fact get into a car accident and leave the scene. Here’s where you should call any of the best Stamford, Greenwich or Darien Connecticut criminal lawyers to run interference for you with the police department. You see, there’s a chance that your top Connecticut criminal lawyer can convince the police to allow you to pay for the damage without seeking your arrest. Your top Connecticut criminal lawyer can also gracefully reach out to the victim of your car accident and facilitate the quick payment of damages and car repair, without attributing any guilt or liability directly to you. While it’s not often that police will exercise this kind of discretion, if your lawyer can convince the investigating officer that you did not realize you caused damage, and that you were not under the influence at the time of the accident, then there’s a chance you can avoid an arrest in Connecticut for Evading Responsibility.

Fighting Connecticut Evading Responsibility Arrests by Proving You Were Not Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

If you did happen to get arrested in Stamford, Darien, Norwalk, Fairfield or Danbury Connecticut for Evading Responsibility under CGS 14-224, then your top Stamford, New Canaan or Wilton Connecticut criminal lawyer attorney should immediately gather evidence to show state prosecutors that you were not drunk. This is because motorists often leave the scene of a car accident because they are drunk or under the influence while driving and want to avoid a Connecticut DUI / DWI arrest under 14-227a. Repeat offender DUI / DWI arrests in Connecticut are very serious, often calling for mandatory jail time ranging from 120 days to 1 year. That’s why Connecticut prosecutors will frequently assume a driver arrested for hit-and-run in Connecticut fled the scene of the crime because they were drunk. Your top Connecticut Evading Responsibility criminal lawyer will know how to disarm this presumption, and preserve digital, audio, and video surveillance evidence that can help convince prosecutors you were sober when you made the mistake to leave the scene of the accident. So be sure to be completely honest with your top Connecticut criminal defense attorney as to all the details of the accident so they can give you the best chance of getting your Connecticut Evading Responsibility arrest dismissed.

Getting Your Connecticut Evading Responsibility Online Arrest Report Removed from the Internet

One huge downside of a Connecticut arrest for Evading Responsibility under CGS 14-224 is that the arresting police agency may release your arrest report to the local online media outlets. These media entities then publish your arrest online, causing irreparable damage to your professional and personal reputations. Even if your top Stamford or Westport Connecticut criminal lawyer gets your case dismissed, erased, and expunged, these online arrest reports will usually remain online after your case is over. That’s why you should consider consulting with a Connecticut internet scrubbing lawyer who can advise you of your options in escalating the issue with these online news entities. For an update on the Mark Sherman Law Firm’s progress in removing Connecticut online arrest reports off the internet, click here.

Contact a Connecticut Evading Responsibility Criminal Lawyer at Mark Sherman Law Today

The team of criminal lawyers at Mark Sherman Law can help you fight your Connecticut Evading Responsibility arrest. We have successfully convinced the court to dismiss some of the most serious Connecticut Hit-and-Run arrest cases which involve serious physical injury, as well as the run-of-the-mill fender bender Evading Responsibility arrests in the Stamford, Danbury, Norwalk and Bridgeport Superior Courts. So call a criminal lawyer at Mark Sherman Law today to discuss how we can most cost-effectively fight your Connecticut Evading Responsibility arrest today. We are available 24/7 to talk your call at (203) 358-4700.

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