Attorney At Law

David A. Lipton

Call Attorney David Lipton
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for a Free Consultation

Call Attorney David Lipton 24 Hours a Day at 770-797-9968 for a Free Consultation

David A. Lipton
Attorney at Law

8237 Dunwoody Place
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Phone (770) 797-9968
Fax (770) 797-9967


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When you have received a Traffic or Speeding Ticket in Georgia and need a lawyer that will truly listen to you and can really help.

Call 770-797-9968

Atlanta Speeding and Traffic Ticket Lawyer David A. Lipton serves most
counties and cities in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area and North Georgia


Cobb DeKalb Fulton Forsyth Gwinnett


Alpharetta Atlanta Austell Chamblee Cumming Decatur Doraville Duluth Dunwoody Johns Creek Kennesaw Lawrenceville Marietta Norcross Roswell Sandy Springs Smyrna Vinings

"Hit and Run" or "Leaving the Scene"


Hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident in Georgia is considered a major traffic violation and will cause your license to be suspended.

If you’ve been charged with hit and run in Georgia, you could also be facing jail time and high fines.  

​It is crucial that you call an attorney experienced in hit and run cases.  


Call David A. Lipton, Attorney to discuss your hit and run case today.


Applicable Statute:

Ga. Code Ann., § 40-6-270. Duty in accidents involving personal injury to or death of person or damage to vehicle

(a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or the death of any person or in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident or shall stop as close thereto as possible and forthwith return to the scene of the accident and shall:


(1) Give his or her name and address and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving;

(2) Upon request and if it is available, exhibit his or her operator's license to the person struck or the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with;

(3) Render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the transporting, or the making of arrangements for the transporting, of such person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such transporting is requested by the injured person; and

(​4) Where a person injured in such accident is unconscious, appears deceased, or is otherwise unable to communicate, make every reasonable effort to ensure that emergency medical services and local law enforcement are contacted for the purpose of reporting the accident and making a request for assistance.The driver shall in every event remain at the scene of the accident until fulfilling the requirements of this subsection. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary

(b) If such accident is the proximate cause of death or a serious injury, any person knowingly failing to stop and comply with the requirements of subsection ​(a) of this Code section shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.


(c)(1) If such accident is the proximate cause of an injury other than a serious injury or if such accident resulted in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person, any person knowingly failing to stop or comply with the requirements of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and:

(A) Upon conviction shall be fined not less than $300.00 nor more than $1,000.00, which fine shall not be subject to suspension, stay, or probation, or imprisoned for up to 12 months, or both;

(B) Upon the second conviction within a five-year period of time, as measured from the dates of previous arrests for which convictions were obtained to the date of the current arrest for which a conviction is obtained, shall be fined not less than $600.00 nor more than $1,000.00, which fine shall not be subject to suspension, stay, or probation, or imprisoned for up to 12 months, or both; and for purposes of this subparagraph, previous pleas of nolo contendere accepted within such five-year period shall constitute convictions; and

(C) Upon the third or subsequent conviction within a five-year period of time, as measured from the dates of previous arrests for which convictions were obtained to the date of the current arrest for which a conviction is obtained, shall be fined $1,000.00, which fine shall not be subject to suspension, stay, or probation, or imprisoned for up to 12 months, or both; and for purposes of this subparagraph, previous pleas of nolo contendere accepted within such five-year period shall constitute convictions.


(2) For the purpose of imposing a sentence under this subsection, a plea of nolo contendere shall constitute a conviction.

​(3) If the payment of the fine required under this subsection will impose an economic hardship on the defendant, the judge, at his sole discretion, may order the defendant to pay such fine in installments and such order may be enforced through a contempt proceeding or a revocation of any probation otherwise authorized by this Code section.

​(d) Notwithstanding the limits set forth in any municipal charter, any municipal court of any municipality shall be authorized to impose the punishments provided for in this Code section upon a conviction of violating this Code section or upon conviction of violating any ordinance adopting the provisions of this Code section.


You have nothing to lose by consulting Attorney David A. Lipton as soon as possible. He offers a free consultation to discuss your Hit and Run charges and helps clients throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas in Georgia.​


A Hit and Run citation will require a mandatory court appearance on the part of the defendant. This is because Hit and Run is a serious misdemeanor offense, not an infraction (such as a simple traffic ticket) which can be paid and then forgotten about. ​


You will face real criminal penalties if you are found guilty of Hit and Run, and as such you should not hesitate or delay in consulting a defense lawyer as soon as possible.