Penalties for Leaving the Scene in Kansas City
Charges for Leaving the Scene and DUI
If your DUI charges have been compounded by charges for leaving the scene, it is vital to take swift defensive action to protect yourself from the consequences of a conviction. A driver who causes an accident is required to remain at the scene of the accident and render any assistance necessary to the victims. Penalties for leaving the scene, also known as "hit and run," vary depending on the situation.
Charges can be broken up as follows:
- For causing property damage or minor personal injuries, the driver may be charged with a misdemeanor
- If the accident resulted in a serious injury or fatality, the driver can be charged with a felony
- The license of the offending driver may be suspended or revoked
In addition to the above, when the incident involves alcohol, you can face DUI penalties as well. The sentence for leaving the scene cases will often be increased when
DUI is involved. Law enforcement is serious about eradicating both of these behaviors and will take every action possible to punish offenders. A
Kansas City DUI lawyer from the firm can defend you against these charges, and will fight to keep your record clean and avoid the strain that a conviction can have on your professional and family life.
Need a lawyer for drunk driving in Kansas City?
When facing charges as serious as leaving the scene and DUI/DWI, it is important to have the best legal representation available. Attorney Steve Schanker has earned an excellent reputation with prosecutors and judges in Kansas City courts in his 20 years of defending clients in our community. He is licensed to practice in both Kansas in Missouri, so he can also help you resolve charges for Kansas or Missouri DWI.
The court is likely to exercise its full sentencing power if you are convicted of leaving the scene, so you need to act immediately. You need the edge if you are facing this charge. Getting the attorney involved early is crucial in these cases, and he is prepared to evaluate your charges at once. Contact a Kansas City DUI lawyer to learn more about what you can do to defend against charges for leaving the scene.