Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Alabama
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If you are involved in an auto accident, you are required to offer assistance
to anyone injured, give the other party your name and address, and wait
until law enforcement or medical care has arrived. If you decide not to
stop and exchange information, you could find yourself charged with a
misdemeanor or a felony if later pulled over, especially if you were also
Your first step upon being charged should be to call on a Birmingham DUI
attorney who can protect you from the penalties of a conviction.
What Are the Consequences for Leaving the Scene?
Whether leaving the scene is considered a felony or misdemeanor in Alabama
depends on the details of the case. If only property damage is involved,
a conviction would be a Class A misdemeanor. This would result in up to
a year in jail and up to $6,000 in fines.
If a person was injured and you fled the scene, you could be charged with
a Class C felony.
Punishment can include the following:
- 1 to 10 years in jail
- 2 to 20 years in jail with a prior felony conviction
- Up to $15,000 in fines
- Mandated driver's license revocation for up to 6 months
When facing such harsh penalties, you need to have an experienced Birmingham
criminal defense lawyer by your side to represent you. Tidwell Law Group, LLC has handled
many such cases and is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes
for clients of the firm.
You Need a DUI Attorney in Birmingham to Defend You!
If you were charged with being under the influence and left the scene of
an accident you could face multiple offenses including DUI, hit and run,
bodily injury, and reckless driving. A
seasoned attorney can argue on your behalf in court to have your charges reduced if there
is any truth to the charges. Don't face the penalties of a DUI alone—the
firm is here to protect you!
Call today or fill out a
free case evaluation to start pursuing your defense.