Minneapolis Hit and Run Results In Man Turning Self In to Cops

The Pioneer Press reports today on a hit and run driver who killed a 61 year bike rider. The unfortunate accident happened on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, near West River Parkway around 11 a.m.  The driver turn himself in to Minneapolis Police about 8 hour later.

This Hit and Run incident may fit the definition of Criminal Vehicular Homicide (CVH) or Criminal Vehicular Operation (CVO).  These are felonies punishable by up to 7 years in jail.   A felony conviction can mean the loss of employment, voting rights, housing, and the right to bear arms, or gun rights.

Also, if you are convicted of hit and and run causing a death, you lose your license for TEN YEARS.   No work permit or limited license is allowed during this time.  If you have been accused of Criminal Vehicular Operation or Homicide, and/or a hit and run accident involving property damage, injury, or death, then you need an experienced, tough attorney on your side.  Max Keller of Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has successfully defended people against these charges and others, including CVO, DWI, Terroristic Threats, Felony Assault, Violating an Order for Protection, and more.  He has won jury trials across the state, from Worthington to Minneapolis.  He has also won a felony DWI case in the Minnesota Supreme Court.  If you want a smart, aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney, call a Minneapolis Criminal Vehicular Operation Defense Attorney now

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

Years of Experience: Approx. 20 years
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