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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.

As a 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.

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