Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Have you been accused of fleeing?
Leaving the scene of an accident, also called hit and run, is illegal and
will result in very serious consequences in a conviction. In our state,
you have an implied "duty to stop," which means that you are
required to pull over after being involved in any automobile accident.
Even if there is no apparent damage or injured parties, if you leave and
are later arrested, you will still be charged with a hit and run in addition
to any other charges brought against you. Some people could be accused
of leaving the scene to avoid
DUI charges. Contact a Detroit DUI lawyer today if you were involved in a
hit and run accident.
Boulahanis & Associates is a firm dedicated to pursuing every legal
option for the benefit of their clients. Our firm has
over 25 years of experience practicing law, and we provide all our clients with their attorney's
cell phone number as soon as they hire us.
We make sure to focus special attention on every person who comes to us
and will always fight aggressively on your behalf. You will not be just
another case number at our firm; we will make your criminal charges our priority.
DUI Lawyer Serving Dearborn & Wayne County
Leaving the scene of an accident will open you up to additional punishments
on top of any
DUI penalties. If you flee the scene of an accident where someone was injured, you can
face up to one year in prison and up to $1,000 in fines. If another vehicle
was damaged, you can spend up to 90 days in jail and pay a $100 fine.
If your accident caused serious bodily harm or someone's death, you
can be sent to prison for 15 years and pay $10,000 in fines. You do not
want to face the possibility of a
vehicular manslaughter charge, so speak to our firm today to discuss your options. What are you
waiting for? You have no time to waste!
Call our office immediately!