Gilbert Leaving the Scene
Arizona state law requires that you stop and provide information and/or assistance if you were involved in a vehicle accident, even if you were not at fault. If you do not stop to help and to exchange information then you are considered to be leaving the scene of an accident. If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and your BAC is found to be over the legal limit of 0.08%, you could be facing very serious penalties if convicted of this charge.
The penalties for leaving the scene of an accident, combined with DUI could result in very harsh penalties, and if a driver causes an accident which results in death or serious physical injury, this is a class two felony, which is punishable by a maximum of 12.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. The sentence may also be enhanced if other factors played a role in your arrest, such as a higher BAC, invalid license and other circumstances which may be considered.Your Legal Options
If you are facing DUI or criminal charges in Gilbert, contact the firm to arrange a legal consultation with a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney. Attorney Trent Buckallew offers a free case evaluation to discuss your case as well as possible defenses that may be advanced in court on your behalf. He has litigated countless cases over the course of his career, including DUI involving Homicide, Aggravated DUI, DUI Leaving the Scene, and all types of DUI related cases, and he has a proven track-record in successfully resolving many of these cases.
Mr. Buckallew understands the complexities involved in criminal cases and belongs to many professional criminal and DUI organizations to keep informed of the ever changing practice of criminal law. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), and has recently been nominated into the 'Top 100 Trial Lawyers'.