A Wallin & Klarich client recently had charges for a hit and run dismissed and will not face a sentence of one year in jail. The client was represented by experienced California criminal defense attorney David E. Wohl, who assisted the client to reach a civil compromise with the other motorist involved in the accident.
"I always think "outside the box" for my clients. If there is an unconventional way to get the very best results for anyone I represent, you can be sure I will do it," said Mr. Wohl.
According to court record from Los Angeles Superior Court - South Central District Compton Courthouse, the client was driving on the 710 Freeway when he became distracted and crashed into another motorist's car. The client thought the accident was not a big deal and left the scene of the accident before the California Highway Patrol arrived. After the client left the scene, the other motorist involved in the accident insisted that charges be filed for a hit and run against the client. As a result of the charges, the client was facing up to one year in jail if convicted.
The client sought the assistance of Mr. Wohl to defend him against the hit and run charges; despite the prosecutor's insistence that the client plead guilty and be put on probation, Mr. Wohl took a different approach, according to court documents. Mr. Wohl was aware there was another option available to the client that would result in the dismissal of the charges: a civil compromise. A civil compromise requires that the person injured appear before the court and acknowledge that he or she has received full compensation for the loss or injury. In addition, the person injured must indicate to the court that he or she does not desire to prosecute the person accused of the crime. If the court is satisfied with the terms of the compromise all of the charges will be dismissed. Importantly, there is no requirement that the prosecution consent or agree with the terms of the civil compromise.
Mr. Wohl contacted the other motorist who was involved in the accident and proposed the possibility of a civil compromise. After discussing the situation with Mr. Wohl, the other motorist agreed to the civil compromise, despite initially insisting that charges be filed against the client. When Mr. Wohl presented the arranged civil compromise to the court the prosecution objected, but the judge ordered that the case be dismissed over the prosecution's objections. As a result of the civil compromise, the client no longer faces jail time and will not have a criminal conviction on his record.
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