A hit and run is a car accident where a person or property has been hit, and the driver leaves the scene. When this occurs a lot of people leave the scene of the accident due to different reasons, so you should not feel alone. Some of the reasons may include driving under the influence, no license, no insurance, or even when it is not their car. No matter what circumstances you should hire an attorney. Conviction of this criminal offense can lead to license suspension, community service, vehicle impoundment, imprisonment in state prison or county jail, and a fine of up to $10,000. If someone was injured or killed the penalties for this criminal offense certainly become more serious.