Police Still Searching for Driver in Fatal Hit-And-Run

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Late Saturday night, Gwinnett Police received a call about a man lying on Beaver Ruin Road in Norcross. When officers responded to the scene, they found who was later identified as 38-year-old Kevin Brown. Brown was unresponsive when the officers arrived. He was taken to a nearby hospital and ultimately passed away.

According to reports, evidence found at the scene reveals that Brown was hit by a 2013-2015 Nissan Sentra. The police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 404-577-8477.

Hit-And-Run in Georgia

Under Georgia Law, a hit-and-run refers to hitting another occupied vehicle and driving away. Similar crimes include leaving the scene of an accident, striking a fixed object, and failing to report an accident. As a Georgia DUI Attorney, I know that if you are charged with a hit-and-run, you could be facing even harsher penalties than a DUI. For example, if someone has a clean record and receives a DUI, they have a chance to get a limited permit for work and school. If you are charged with a hit-and-run, there often will not be an opportunity to obtain a limited permit, regardless of whether you have a clean record or not.

If you are convicted of a hit and run, the driver will face a minimum license suspension of four months. In a few circumstances, the driver may qualify for a restricted license. However, if you are convicted of a DUI along with the hit-and-run, have prior offenses, or are simultaneously convicted of a crime that carries its own suspension requirements, you may face a “hard suspension” of your license. A hard suspension means that you won't qualify for any kind of permit or license.

I know that a hit-and-run charge may make you feel hopeless. However, there are many offenses similar to a hit-and-run that won't lead to your license being suspended. At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, our attorneys have successfully reduced a hit-and-run-charge to a less serious offense. Additionally, pursuant to plea deals, our lawyers have had the state drop a hit-and-run charge entirely. Getting a charge of hit-and-run reduced or dropped is the difference in having your license and having your license suspended.

Many times, the key to successfully defending a case is for a lawyer to attempt to apply the facts of your case to a less serious version of the hit-and-run-laws.

Practice Note
A charge of hit-and-run is a serious offense – as a Georgia DUI lawyer, it isn't something I recommend anyone handle on their own. If you have been charged with hit-and-run, you are facing penalties that are more severe than a charge of DUI in Georgia. You must call an attorney now. Our office will answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Contact us now for immediate assistance.

About the Author

Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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