A 28-year-old man from Boca Raton who had numerous prior arrests for driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license was arrested in the hit-and-run death of mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons. Parsons was struck when he was crossing Federal Highway in Delray Beach about a week before the arrest. The driver was said to have reached speeds between 100 and 120 miles per hour before striking Parsons. With his attorney present, the man turned himself in at the Delray Beach police station. Police had been focusing on the man through the help of anonymous tipsters.
A hit-and-run involves the act of a driver of a motor vehicle colliding with another motor vehicle, motorcyclist, bicyclist or pedestrian. Rather than pulling off to the side of the road and waiting for police to arrive, the hit-and-run driver leaves the scene. Proving a hit-and-run might be difficult at times. The prosecutor is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was indeed the driver of the motor vehicle involved in the crash. Knowing that it could have been them or family members as victims, both prosecutors and judges take the offense of hit-and-run very seriously.
A hit-and-run occurs when a driver collides with another motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicyclist or pedestrian and then flees the scene. Anybody accused of a hit-and-run will be needing the help of Broward County and Dade County criminal defense attorney Kenneth Hassett who has offices in Davie, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.
Because it could have been a member of their family who was the victim, both prosecutors and judges take hit-and-run charges very seriously. Prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused person was behind the wheel when the hit-and-run occurred, so it’s sometimes a difficult crime to prove.
Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett
If you or somebody close to you has been involved in a hit-and-run in or around Broward or Dade County, contact criminal defense attorney Kenneth P. Hassett at 954-791-3939 right away for a free consultation 24 hours a day. You can even use our online contact form, and we’ll be right back with you. Never admit to anything, and don’t give police a statement. If you do that, you’ll likely be giving the prosecutors enough evidence to convict you. Contact Kenneth P. Hassett first for a Broward and Dade County hit-and-run defense lawyer.