Drivers who are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) face serious criminal charges. Most states impose heavy fines and jail drunk drivers who harm others or cause property damage accidents. The fines and increased jail time increases after the first violation of a driver. In addition, drivers can see your driver’s license suspended for a first offense and a driver’s license revoked in subsequent crimes that leave them without the legal right to operate a motor vehicle.
All these statements can be expanded when the driver is charged with a DUI hit and run accident, because most states also impose significant penalties when the scene of an accident is abandoned.
These serious consequences make it important for those who have been charged with a DUI hit and run, defended before a court.
Some common defenses to DUI hit and run accidents include:
Defense in a DUI hit and run accident is unique
While the defenses described above are common defenses in accidents while intoxicated, hit and run, they are not appropriate for any alleged DUI accident hit and run. Each defending these cases is based on the unique facts of each case. The facts can lead to a defense that is not listed above or in one or more of the above described above defenses.
For these reasons, it is important to carefully document all the facts about your case to share with his attorney. Remember, any penalties for this kind of accidents can include a felony conviction with large fines, jail time and revocation of the license. For these reasons, it is important to aggressively defend themselves against such charges.