Wilsonville Hit & Run Defense Lawyer
Under Oregon law, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (FTPDD) is just a fancy way of saying “Hit & Run.” These charges are extremely common in the Wilsonville area, as well as the greater Portland-Metro area.
The penalties for Hit & Run vary greatly depending on the jurisdiction that is prosecuting you, any prior crimes on your record, and the damage that was done. If charged with Hit & Run from an incident that happened in or around Wilsonville, pay very close attention to where you must appear. Wilsonville spans over Clackamas and Washington Counties, so depending on the location and the investigating agency, you may have to appear in one county or the other.
What are the penalties?
Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver When Property is Damaged under ORS 811.700 is a misdemeanor, and carries a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $6,250. Generally, people convicted of this do a substantially lower amount of jail time, some community service, a small fine, and have to deal with a 90-day license suspension.
If you are charged with Hit & Run and someone is injured under ORS 811.705, the consequences are much more severe. This is a Class C Felony, and the consequences range from jail to a prison sentence, more fines, longer suspensions, and the risk of having a felony on your record that can never be expunged.
Having an experienced attorney for these types of matters can make an incredible difference in your case. We deal with many different kinds of criminal allegations, contact us today for help with your Wilsonville Hit & Run matter.
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Disclaimer: Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice. For advice on a legal matter, contact an attorney. Contact Jared Justice at 503-722-3981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jared Justice is available to practice anywhere in the state of Oregon. He focuses on practicing in the following State Courts: Clackamas, Multnomah, Yamhill, Marion, and Washington Counties. He also practices in the following Municipal Courts: Lake Oswego, West Linn, Newberg, Canby, McMinnville, Troutdale, Oregon City, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Gladstone, and just about every other court in the Portland area.