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Los Angeles Hit-and-Run

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Mar 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

In Los Angeles, near the campus of USC, a student was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The 19-year-old student was struck as she crossed Jefferson Boulevard at the school, police said. Another student, a male, was critically injured in the same crash, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Hit-and-run is the crime of colliding with a person, their personal property (including their motor vehicle), or a fixture, and failing to stop and identify oneself afterwards. Dealing with a hit-and-run in Los Angeles can be a major challenge, issues of burden of proof and intent come into play, and only a qualified Los Angeles hit-and-run lawyer can guide you through the process.

Before a person is sentenced for committing hit and run, the court will evaluate a variety of factors such as the nature of the accident, if any person was injured during the accident, the severity of the other persons injuries (if any), cooperation with law enforcement, the extent of property damage, and if the defendant has any prior offenses on his/her criminal record.

Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP is a criminal defense law firm that has been helping clients throughout Southern California contest their criminal charges and obtain superior results for years. Our skilled hit and run attorneys have over 50 years of collective court room experience and we are fully prepared to undertake our clients cases. When we work with our clients, we do everything possible to make sure that they receive the attention, resources, and dedicated legal counsel that they deserve.

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Dmitry Gorin

Find me on Google+ Dmitry Gorin is a licensed attorney, who has been involved in criminal trial work and pretrial litigation since 1994. Before becoming partner in Eisner Gorin LLP, Mr. Gorin was a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles Courts for more than ten years. As a criminal tri...

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