Long Beach Hit and Run DUI Attorney
Arrested for Hit and Run? We're Ready to Defend You.
Traffic collisions are often sudden, unexpected, and very frightening.
In the moment, a person can be overcome by a surge of adrenaline and overwhelmed
by the flight impulse. This can be especially troubling for drivers who
may have been drinking and are worried about facing a DUI-related offense.
However, this may be the least of a person’s troubles—whether
sober or intoxicated,
fleeing the scene of an auto accident is a serious criminal offense that
may be charged as a felony.
If you fled the scene of an accident, or are facing charges of fleeing
the scene, a DUI charge only makes the situation worse. In any case, it
is vital for you to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney who
has the skills and experience to help you find an effective solution.
At the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau,
one of our attorneys is a board-certified criminal law specialist with
40+ years of combined experience. Your best chance against a hit and run DUI charge may be with our criminal
lawyers in Long Beach.
We have handled thousands of criminal cases involving DUI-related issues.
Contact our team today
and ensure that your rights remain protected!
Penalties for Hit and Run Crimes
Under California law, drivers are required to stay at the scene of an accident
in order to identify themselves to the other driver and to exchange insurance
information. To ensure the safety of everyone involved, drivers are also
required to render aid to the injured if necessary. Fleeing the scene
of an accident where you cause damage to property can result in a misdemeanor
offense, which may include
6 months in jail and $1,000 in fines. If you fled the scene of an accident where another person was injured
or killed, the hit and run often results in a felony offense.
Felony hit and run may include $10,000 in fines and several years in state prison.
Defense Strategies for Hit and Run Cases
There are, fortunately, ways to defend against charges of leaving the scene.
To begin with, it may be difficult or impossible for the prosecutor to
prove that it was actually you who were involved in the accident, such
as if your vehicle does not bear any marks of a collision or if the witness
testimony does not stand up to aggressive cross-examination. Similarly,
it might be possible to argue that you were not aware that you had been
involved in an accident. The key to success in defeating the charges is
to take action as early as possible by hiring a Long Beach criminal defense
attorney to advise you of your rights and advocate on your behalf in court.
A seasoned lawyer may be able to work on your behalf to
challenge DUI evidence and help you seek a positive outcome.
Contact us now at the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau for a
free, confidential consultation.