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As an experienced DUI Defense Firm, Sonoran Law Group has seen many cases involving Hit & Run DUI or leaving the scene of an accident. It is a common scenario: Imagine driving, veering slightly off the road and upon overcorrecting, swerve back into traffic, nicking the side of the vehicle in the next lane.
Any driver would begin to panic, especially, remembering the few drinks he/she consumed earlier, so fearing a DUI charge, takes off. Chances are someone witnessed the accident and took down the license plate number. Or it could be that a police officer nearby heard about the accident and takes off after the suspicious car that left the scene.
Whichever way this scene plays out, you are pulled over, handcuffed, and charged with not only DUI, but with leaving the scene of an accident as well– Hit & Run DUI.
The law in Arizona states, if involved in an accident, a driver must immediately stop the vehicle at, or as close to the scene as possible. The driver is supposed to remain at the scene of the accident until law enforcement arrives, to answer questions and provide information.
At Sonoran Law Group, we are very aware of the situations that can come about when you are facing a Hit & Run DUI charge. Sometimes the individual is unaware that he or she caused damage to another car. Sometimes the person is afraid of what will happen if pulled over. No matter what the circumstances in your case, we can help, by preparing a solid and effective defense that will help protect your rights.
Leaving the scene of an accident is a very serious offense, but when charged in connection with a DUI, it becomes even more severe. If you have been charged with Hit & Run DUI, you need an experienced attorney who can handle your case with positive results. If you want your case to be handled by a serious and aggressive defense lawyer, you should contact Sonoran Law Group immediately.