Leaving The Scene After An A DWI Related Accident
Getting into a car accident is not a fun experience for most people. However, getting into a car accident because you’ve been drinking and driving is a real problem for anyone. Unfortunately, when people get behind the wheel after drinking too much they can cause some serious car accident injuries to other people. DWI/DUI related accidents are not uncommon in the St. Louis area, and unfortunately they sometimes coincide with another crime – leaving the scene of an accident. Whenever a drunk driver gets into a car accident he or she isn’t exactly making the best decisions at the time of the accident. Their judgement is typically bad due to the alcohol in their system and in many cases people panic and drive away from the accident scene. If you happen to be someone who is facing charges of “hit and run DWI” or leaving the scene of a DWI/DUI accident, you are going to want to contact an attorney right away. Call Combs Law Group today and we’ll provide you with a free case evaluation for your DWI leaving the scene of an accident charges.
Penalties For DWI Leaving The Scene of An Accident
A DWI is serious crime in itself, but if you compound it with leaving the scene of an accident, you’re facing some serious penalties under the law. A “hit and run” conviction, as it’s sometimes called, can be life changing for anyone. However, it depends on how serious the accident is and whether someone was hurt or not during the accident. In cases where someone wasn’t hurt and the only damage was property damage you might be looking at a class A misdemeanor. Which would carry up to $1000 in fines and up to 1 year in prison. If there the accident causes injury to another party you might be facing a class D felony. That would carry up to $5000 in fines and up to 4 years in prison. Furthermore, you could be facing additional criminal penalties for the DWI, regardless of whether it’s a first time DWI, second time DWI, or a felony DWI. Lastly, you would also be facing a possible suspension or revocation of your driver’s license by the state of Missouri drivers license bureau. So if you’ve recently been arrested or charged with a leaving the scene or an accident (or “hit and run”), please contact Combs Law Group today. We can help you fight these charges and improve your chances of a positive outcome.
Why Hire Combs Law Group For A DWI Hit & Run Case
Your decision to hire a St. Louis criminal defense attorney for your DWI leaving the scene of accident charge shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are hundreds of criminal attorneys in the St. Louis area and it’s hard to assess the good from bad. Some will claim year and years experience, while make big promises and they know they can’t keep. So when deciding which attorney to work with you will want to focus on one thing – client satisfaction. At Combs Law Group, we focus on maintaining the highest level of client satisfaction in the St. Louis area. Our Principal attorney, Chris Combs, is considered one of the best St. Louis criminal defense lawyers around. Why? Because he will personally attend to your case and provide you with 24/7 access from start to finish. Chris started Combs Law Group in 2014 after working at Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers, & Glass P.C for a few years. He started Combs Law Group with a mission to provide his clients a personalized approach to legal representation. When you decide to hire Combs Law Group as your attorney, you’re getting a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and aggressive lawyer to help you fight your DWI leaving the scene of accident charges. We urge you to read what past clients are saying about their prior experience with Combs Law Group as their attorney. Once you’re convinced we’re the firm for you, call us at 314-578-1465 to speak with Chris.