In Orange County, as in virtually every other county in California, if you leave the scene of an accident, you will be charged with violating 20002 VC. If you leave the scene of an accident and you are DUI, you could face some serious jail time.
The driver of the car in an accident in Santa Ana, California decided he couldn’t stick around to face arrest, so he took off. What an honorable fellow! Fortunately for him, none of the people in the car he hit were seriously injured. Unfortunately for him, the police caught him and threw him in jail. He will need a good lawyer who handles difficult DUI cases in Orange County.
Whether he’d been caught in Santa Ana, or Fullerton, or Newport Beach or Irvine, he’d still be facing DUI hit and run charges. What if he was working as a driver and was operating under a commercial driver’s license? Well, the DMV would take his license for a year, not one day sooner. He would be looking at additional penalties.
If you have any questions about DUI, hit and run, DUI injury cases in Orange County, Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana or Fullerton, please call Orange County Criminal DUI attorney William Weinberg @ 949.474.9700 for a consultation.