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Hit Run Laws Virginia Laws 46.2-894 Fairfax Richmond Beach Loudoun Prince William

Hit & Run Defense – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different applicable laws & penalties for hit & run charges in Virginia. First and foremost, it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense.

If you have been charged with hit & run in Virginia, contact our law firm immediately for help.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Loudoun, Prince William, Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

Virginia Code 46.2-894. Duty of driver to stop, etc., in event of accident involving injury or death or damage to attended property; penalty.

Hit Run Laws Virginia Laws 46.2-894

Hit Run Laws Virginia Laws 46.2-894

The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident in which a person is killed or injured or in which an attended vehicle or other attended property is damaged shall immediately stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible without obstructing traffic, as provided in § 46.2-888, and report his name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number forthwith to the State Police or local law-enforcement agency, to the person struck and injured if such person appears to be capable of understanding and retaining the information, or to the driver or some other occupant of the vehicle collided with or to the custodian of other damaged property. The driver shall also render reasonable assistance to any person injured in such accident, including taking such injured person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital if it is apparent that medical treatment is necessary or is requested by the injured person.

Where, because of injuries sustained in the accident, the driver is prevented from complying with the foregoing provisions of this section, the driver shall, as soon as reasonably possible, make the required report to the State Police or local law-enforcement agency and make a reasonable effort to locate the person struck, or the driver or some other occupant of the vehicle collided with, or the custodian of the damaged property, and report to such person or persons his name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number.

Any person convicted of a violation of this section is guilty of (i) a Class 5 felony if the accident results in injury to or the death of any person, or if the accident results in more than $ 1000 of damage to property or (ii) a Class 1 misdemeanor if the accident results in damage of $ 1000 or less to property.

Virginia Code 46.2-900. Penalty for violation of §§ 46.2-895 through 46.2-897.

Any person convicted of violating the provisions of §§ 46.2-895 through 46.2-897 shall, if such accident results in injury to or the death of any person, be guilty of a Class 6 felony. If such accident results only in damage to property, the person so convicted shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor; however, if the vehicle or other property struck is unattended and such damage is less than $250, such person shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor. A motor vehicle operator convicted of a Class 4 misdemeanor under this section shall be assigned three demerit points by the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Virginia Code 46.2-901. Suspension of driver’s license for failure to report certain accidents.

Any person convicted of violating the provisions of §§ 46.2-894 through 46.2-897 may be punished, in addition to the penalties provided in §§ 46.2-894 and 46.2-900, if such accident resulted only in damage to property and such damage exceeded $500, by suspension of his license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of the Commonwealth for a period not to exceed six months by the court. This section shall in no case be construed to limit the authority or duty of the Commissioner with respect to revocation of licenses for violation of §§ 46.2-894 through 46.2-897 as provided in Article 10 (§ 46.2-364 et seq.) of Chapter 3 of this title. Any license revoked under the provisions of this section shall be surrendered to the court to be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of § 46.2-398.

Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:

Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

400 North Ninth Street

John Marshall Courts Building

Richmond, VA 23219

Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

920 Hull Street, Northside

Richmond, VA 23224-4070

Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030-4020

Oliver Hill Courts Building

1600 Oliver Hill WaySuite C181

Richmond, VA 23219-1214

Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue

Manassas, VA 20110

P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor

Leesburg, VA 20178

Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue

Manassas, VA 20110-5586

18 East Market Street

Leesburg, VA 20176

Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue

Manassas, VA 20110-5555

18 East Market Street

Leesburg, VA 20176

 

Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway

Building 10, 4th Floor

Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017

Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway

Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057

Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10

Judicial Complex 10AMunicipal Center

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

HIT RUN LAWS VIRGINIA LAWS 46.2-894

Va. Code Penalties
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

DUTY OF THE DRIVER

Va. Code § 46.2-894

Duty of the driver to stop in event of accident involving injury or
death or damage to attended property.

If the accident results in injury to or the death of any person, or if the accident results in more than $1000 of damage to property. Class 5 Felony (imprisonment 1 to 10 years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court — confinement in jail for up to 12 months or fine up to $2,500 either or both)
If the accident results in damage of $1000 or less to
property.
Class 1 Misdemeanor (Imprisonment up to 12 months or
fine up to $2,500 either or both)
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

Va. Code § 46.2-900

Duty of the driver to stop in event of accident involving injury or death ordamage to unattended property.

If the accident results in more than $250 of damage to property. Class 1 Misdemeanor (Imprisonment up to 12 months or
fine up to $2,500 either or both)
If the accident results in less than $250 of damage to property Class 4 Misdemeanor (Fine up to $250)
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

DUTY OF THE CO-PASSENGER

Va. Code § 46.2-900.

In case the driver fails to stop and make the report then it’s a duty of the co-passenger who were sixteen years or older in the vehicle shall
inform to the police regarding the accident within 24 hours

Accidents involving injury, death, or damage to attended property Class 6 felony (imprisonment of 1 to 5 years, or
confinement in jail up to 12 months and a fine up to $2,500, either or both.)
Accident in which no person is killed or injured, but
caused damage to the unattended property, in which damage is more than $250
Class 1 Misdemeanor (Imprisonment up to 12 months or fine up to $2,500 either or both)
Accident in which no person is killed or injured, but
caused damage to the unattended property, in which damage is less than $250
Class 4 Misdemeanor (Fine up to $250)
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

Va. Code § 46.2-901

In case of above said accident resulted only in damage to property and such damage exceeded $500. In addition to the above mentioned penalties the
driver’s license may be suspended up to six months.

If you have been charged with hit & run in Virginia, contact our firm immediately for help.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Loudoun, Prince William, Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

we also covered the following courts in Virginia:

Herndon General District Court
765 Lynn Street,

Herndon, VA 20170

Vienna General District Court
127 South Center Street,

Vienna, VA 22180

Falls Church General District Court
300 Park Avenue, Room 107E

Falls Church, VA 22046-3350

 

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