Facing Hit And Run Charges In Alberta?

You need the best hit and run lawyers on your side

If you have fled the scene of an automobile accident, you have committed a crime in Alberta, and Canada. As the operator of a motor vehicle in this province, you have a number of obligations regarding your conduct on the road. This includes reporting and assisting in motor vehicle accidents you are involved with. Fleeing the scene of a car accident can result in serious penalties, a license suspension, criminal charges, and civil charges.

These are very serious and criminal charges in the province of Alberta. If you have been charged with a charge of hit and run involving a motor vehicle accident, you must contact the best hit and run lawyers in Calgary and Edmonton and defend your legal rights and options.

Alberta’s Post-Accident Obligations

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in Alberta, you are obliged to the following responsibilities:

  • Exchange contact details and insurance information with the other driver
  • Notify local police authorities (if applicable)
  • If the vehicle was unattended or parked, you have to leave your insurance and contact info

Penalties For Fleeing The Scene Of An Accident In Alberta

MVA accidents can result in serious property damage, or injuries, or even death. When death is the result of a motor vehicle accident, penalties can result to as much as a 3-year prison sentence, license suspension and heavy fines. If you have fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident that has only resulted in property damage, a license revocation is possible.

However, if there has been bodily harm or bodily injury and you flee the accident scene, you are looking at a more severe penalty: fines, possible prison time, or extended license revocation. If you have been charged with fleeing the scene of an accident, you need to speak with the best hit and run lawyers in Calgary and Edmonton. These are serious charges that require experienced defence and counsel.

Contact An Alberta Hit And Run Lawyer Today

Peter Hoare, LLB
Calgary Criminal Lawyer
Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers

Peter Hoare has been practicing law as a criminal defence lawyer for 16 years. Over the years, Peter has gained extensive knowledge and experience defending people charged with drug possession and trafficking.
Darin H Slaferek
Edmonton Criminal Lawyer
Slaferek Callihoo – Edmonton Criminal Defence Lawyers
Slaferek Callihoo – Saskatoon Criminal Defence Lawyers

Darin has conducted trials in both the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench. In addition, he has successfully completed Summary Conviction Appeals. He has prepared Factums for the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Brian McGlashan, B.A., LL.B.
Edmonton Criminal Lawyer
McGlashan & Mackinnon – Edmonton Criminal Defence Lawyers

Brian McGlashan, co-founder of McGlashan and Mackinnon was called to the Alberta Bar in 1995. Brian has appeared in all levels of Alberta Courts. Brian practices criminal law with a primary focus on impaired driving charges.