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Criminal defense to fight hit-and-run charges in South Carolina

Pedestrian accidents are pretty common, particularly those that occur at night. Roads that are poorly lit or pedestrians in dark clothing can make them difficult to see. Recently, a South Carolina woman was arrested and is facing charges for her supposed involvement in a night-time hit-and-run accident that occurred earlier this year. Though it is uncertain what led police to her as a suspect in the incident, she has the right to a criminal defense that is ready to fight on her behalf.

The accident happened near the end of March in Aiken County. A 55-year-old male was apparently injured by a passing car while at a local intersection. Few details of the event were released, though it was reported that the vehicle involved left the scene. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

A 25-year-old female of Warrenville was arrested in connection to this incident and has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. She is being held at a local detention center. It was not reported if bond has been set in her case.

Penalties associated with hit-and-run accidents can be quite severe under South Carolina laws and may include fines and jail time. The woman accused of causing this accident has the right to employ a criminal defense working in her favor, and to question any evidence supposedly found against her. It will be up to prosecutors to show ample evidence and provide a significant degree of proof connecting this individual to the accident in question. Failing to adequately prove their case may result in a dismissal of the charges.

Source: chronicle.augusta.com, "Woman charged in Aiken County hit-and-run", Travis Highfield, June 21, 2014

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