Hit and run crashes are bad enough to be involved in, but when a DUI charge is piled on top of it, it makes your defense much more difficult. Here’s an example of such a situation that happened recently.
Authorities say a hit-and-run crash happened in West Covina and they caught the driver. This accident was a fatality and the driver was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. The complaint also alleges the driver left the scene. The driver hit a bicyclist and was arrested by an officer who was near the accident.
The driver’s bail has been set for $150,000. If convicted, she could face 15 years in prison.
This is a tragic situation, but even in cases where it may seem from a news report that a person is guilty have the right to due process. As you can read on the front page of our website, the possible ways that a DUI charge can go wrong are many. The prosecution has to prove that this individual was drunk, and it is up to DUI defense attorneys to prove otherwise.
If you seem to be trapped in a hopeless DUI investigation, don’t give up hope until you’ve talked to one of our Los Angeles DUI Attorneys. We can investigate the evidence, tell you what your legal options are, and fight for you in the court room. But we cannot help you unless you call us right away. You only have 10 days after your arrest before the wheels of the legal system make it much harder to defend you. Call us today.