Phoenix Hit and Run DUI Lawyer
Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Phoenix
Leaving the scene of an accident is unlawful, whether it involves DUI or
not. In cases of DUI hit and run, it is a more serious situation as you
will be facing two charges with potentially harsh consequences. In either
situation, you will need the help of an experienced Phoenix criminal defense
attorney who can devise a defense strategy based on the facts and circumstances
of your case. You can find seasoned and highly-rated legal representation
at the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC.
former prosecutor, Mr. Davidson thoroughly understands both sides of the criminal justice
system. He can use his unique insight into how the prosecution will develop
its case to help counteract its action against you. Mr. Davidson has
more than a decade of experience and has earned the highest ratings available from both
Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent) and Avvo (9.9 out 10 Superb) which demonstrate the top quality legal defense he provides.
Arizona Law Regarding Leaving the Scene of an Accident
After any traffic accident you are required under law to stop, render assistance,
and exchange personal information with the other party. Failure to do
so will result in criminal charges. The law regarding this offense breaks
down into separate offenses which include leaving the scene of an accident
with damage to an unattended vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident
where damage has occurred against an attended vehicle, leaving the scene
of an accident in which injury has occurred against another person, and
leaving the scene where serious injury or death has occurred. Each offense
is punished accordingly.
When leaving the scene of an accident includes DUI, you will face DUI penalties
as well as penalties according to the severity of the hit and run offense.
These offenses include a Class 3 misdemeanor of leaving the scene of an
accident with an unattended vehicle or leaving the scene of an accident
involving damage to an attended vehicle, both of which are charged as
misdemeanors. If you leave the scene where an injury, serious injury,
or death occurs, you will face Class 5 or 3 felony charges. If you were
the at-fault driver in a serious injury or fatality hit and run, you will
face a Class 2 felony charge punishable by up to 19 years in prison along
with fines as well penalties involving DUI charges.
Contact an Experienced Phoenix Hit and Run Attorney
In any situation where you face hit and run or DUI hit and run charges,
you should make it a priority to obtain proven legal counsel. Mr. Davidson's
firm offers a
free case evaluation to help you understand where you stand and what can be done in your defense.
Contact the firm to make arrangements for your consultation as soon as possible.