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 severe consequences.
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.