Georgia DUI Hit and Run
Crashing into a vehicle with a person inside and fleeing is classified as a hit and run. The only way to avoid a hit and run charge is to share your contact and insurance information with the other person before leaving the scene—you don’t even have to wait for the police to show up unless someone has sustained injuries and needs medical attention. This means that if you are involved in a fender bender after having a few drinks, you are not required to stay on the scene once you have exchanged information.
Please note that hitting an unoccupied vehicle without leaving your information is not a hit and run. Though it is still illegal, the penalties are not as severe.
When charged with a hit and run in addition to DUI, you could face double the penalties. The punishment for both offenses could include jail time, probation, fines, and community service. Your vehicle may be impounded and you could face a four-month “hard suspension” with no possibility of a limited driving permit.
If you are currently facing Georgia DUI hit and run charges, Attorney Greg Willis can help. He will investigate your case to determine if you were, in fact, under the influence as well as whether your actions constituted a hit and run. With a proven track record of winning cases or getting charges reduced to a lesser offense, he has the training and experience necessary to take on your case.
Available 24/7 for advice and questions, Mr. Willis offers payment plans and accepts credit cards to make his legal services more affordable. For a free consultation on your DUI hit and run case, please contact his law office today.
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