If this is a misdemeanor or felony charge, you may be entitled to a court appointed attorney. Call the public defender's office in your jurisdiction to find out if you qualify for representation. If not, many attorneys offer flexible payment plans, so you should find a way to get some advice before making any decsiions in your case.
Vehicular assault and a hit and run are serious charges. If you have an accident and strike a person while driving and then leave the scene, most states allow guilt to be inferred from your departure from the scene of the car accident. You have to get a local attorney.
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