Most car accidents are the result of driver negligence, such as drunk driving, disobeying highway traffic and safety laws and inattentive driving. When you are involved in an accident, even if you didn't cause the mishap, you are expected to:
Leaving the scene of a DUI accident can result in misdemeanor charges if there was property damage, or felony charges if the accident resulted in injuries or fatalities. It is an extremely serious offense that should never be taken lightly. Many times witnesses will write down the license number of a vehicle that leaves the scene of an accident to give to the police, in addition to providing a description of the vehicle and driver. This can result in a police search for your vehicle, and even a warrant for your arrest.
If you are facing charges for leaving the scene of an accident, contact an Orlando DUI lawyer for legal advice and representation.
The penalties for a hit and run involving an accident with injuries can include:
Sentencing in a case involving fatalities will be much more severe, with a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison. Representation by an Orlando DUI attorney will be extremely important if you are facing hit and run accusations. A skilled attorney may be able to negotiate with prosecutors for a reduction in charges and take other legal measures to avoid a conviction.
Ali & Blankner is an accomplished criminal defense firm that has represented hundreds of clients accused of criminal acts. We are seasoned litigators that will work diligently to achieve the best possible conclusion to your case. Our firm can safeguard your rights and prepare an effective defense when seeking to prevent a guilty verdict.
Contact an Orlando DUI attorney for qualified legal advice and representation if you are facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident.