DUI is a serious crime; and when coupled with hit and run, the consequences are far worse. A DUI hit and run charge will actually result in multiple offenses with various penalties. A hit and run with no injury could be a misdemeanor; but a DUI hit and run with serious injury could be a felony, violent crime.
DUI accidents are harshly punished under Georgia state law. If you are found to be guilty of a DUI accident, you can be facing 1 to 15 years in state prison. If someone was killed in the accident, and you are facing DUI with vehicular manslaughter, you will be facing 3 to 15 years in state prison.
How severe your punishments will be if convicted depends on many factors, such as the circumstances of your arrest, if you have a previous DUI conviction, or not, and if anyone was injured as a result. However, in a hit and run accident with a DUI, the consequences will likely be very severe.
If you have been charged with DUI Hit and Run, you must act quickly! From the moment you are arrested, the government begins working on your case. If you hesitate to take action, you are wasting valuable time—time that your criminal defense attorney could be using to prepare your case.
For over 29 years, the attorneys at Raymond Giudice, P.C. have represented people charged with every type of DUI. At a time like this, you need to hire an expert—a criminal defense trial attorney who will aggressively fight to protect your rights and freedom, and do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible results for you.
If you have been accused or arrested for DUI Hit and Run, contact our office (404) 554-8800, or call Ray on his cell (404) 964-4185, to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.