Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Newport Beach DUI Attorney
Any time an accident occurs, all drivers involved are required to pull
over when possible and exchange information. If there was serious damage
or injuries involved, it is mandatory to wait until police arrive before
leaving the scene. Due to these strict laws, drivers can often find themselves
facing penalties for leaving the scene too early or being unaware of how
they should respond after an accident. When
DUI is allegedly involved, a driver who leaves the scene is facing even more
Have you been accused of such a charge? Now is not the time to try and
fight your accusations on your own! You need a trusted Newport Beach DUI
lawyer who knows how to handle your case and can provide the insight and
guidance you deserve during this time. The Law Offices of
Scott D. Hughes can provide exactly that. Attorney Hughes is a zealous and dedicated legal
advocate who never shies away from defending his clients.
Call the firm today if you would like to set up a consultation!
What penalties am I facing for my charges?
When a person is charged with both leaving the scene and DUI, they are
up against some of the toughest penalties. Not only will the face criminal
implications, but they will also have to answer to the DMV, directly affecting
their driving privileges.
Depending on the circumstances of the incident, you could be facing:
- A misdemeanor for minor damage or injuries
- A felony for serious or major damage and injuries/death
- Suspended or revoked license
- Possible installation of an ignition interlock device
- Thousands of dollars in fines and potential restitution to victims
- Court mandated counseling programs
- Time behind bars
From the DMV hearing to the criminal court room proceedings, you need a
reliable and experienced Newport beach criminal defense lawyer on your
side. Don't wait to get the legal protection you need from Attorney
Scott D. Hughes!
Contact his firm today to get started on your case.