Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Hit and run is a serious criminal offense!
When individuals are involved in an accident, they are legally obligated to render aid provide name, address, vehicle registration, and driver's license information. If you fail to render aid after an accident, you may be charged with leaving the scene, also known as hit and run. This could result in a felony offense if the accident caused injury or death. If you have been accused of driving under the influence when the accident occurred, the consequences may only become more serious.
55+ Years of Collective Experience in Criminal & DUI Defense
If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and DUI, a skilled legal professional fighting in your corner may be the key to getting the charges dismissed and minimizing the damage that has been done. At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C., our Atlanta DUI lawyers have handled thousands of DUI cases, and have a record of success that includes complicated criminal charges. When it comes to protecting your rights, our firm is here to help.
How can I fight a hit and run charge?
There are many reasons why a charge of leaving the scene of an accident may not hold up in court. For example, minor traffic collisions can occur when one or more vehicles veer out of a lane or merge simultaneously. Sometimes, drivers may not realize they have collided with another vehicle, and drive off after the incident occurs without realizing they have fled the scene of an accident.
In other situations, a DUI charge may be added alongside a charge of leaving the scene if someone suspected that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident. There is a strict and proper procedure that must be adhered to when conducting blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests, and any misstep or mishandling during the process may render the evidence inadmissible in court.
Every situation is unique. Do you have more questions? Our Atlanta DUI attorneys can help you find answers. Contact our firm today!
DUI Charges Have Serious Consequences—Do Not Fight Alone
Being charged with DUI comes with its own penalties, including fines, jail time, and license suspension. However, a DUI related to a hit and run charge is very serious offense, especially if the accident resulted in injury or death. In many cases, a DUI with leaving the scene of an accident may be treated as a felony DUI.
A felony DUI conviction can have serious effects on your future and your employment opportunities. Our DUI defense attorneys in Atlanta know the law from both sides of the courtroom—we know how the prosecution thinks, and we build an effective defense for our clients with this knowledge in mind. If you are facing a DUI charge related to a hit and run, get in touch with The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. immediately!
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