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Virginia Hit and Run Laws and Defenses for Charges in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, and Prince William
The author, Marina Medvin, is a passionate trial attorney who focuses her practice exclusively on criminal defense. She advocates for her clients in Federal and Virginia State courthouses on a daily basis. Ms. Medvin is presently accepting clients for criminal cases pending in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, Prince William, and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.
DRIVER AND PASSENGER RESPONSIBILITY AFTER AN ACCIDENT
Virginia law imposes an affirmative duty on all drivers and passengers to report accidents. Failure to do so can lead to a criminal conviction.
The following is a list of drivers’ obligations under VA law:
1. Stop your vehicle as close to the scene as possible (without obstructing traffic) as soon as reasonably possible after the accident
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