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Defend yourself against a DUI hit and run charge

Hit-and-run accidents happen under a variety of circumstances. However, the state of Utah files charges against hit-and-run drivers based on the belief that most of these crashes are caused by drunk drivers. Therefore, if you failed to remain at the scene of an accident for whatever reason, you could face a DUI hit and run charge.

The problem with Utah's logic is that not everyone leaves the scene of an accident due to impairment. You might not have known you hit something, or you could simply have gotten scared and made a bad choice in leaving the scene. You might have gone home, had a few drinks to calm your nerves and then there is a knock at your door.

The police officer arrests you on suspicion of drunk driving at the time of the accident and for hit and run. Proving that you were not impaired at the time of the accident becomes a primary concern since the penalties you could face are harsher if convicted of a DUI. You probably require the assistance of counsel who will make prosecutors prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were impaired. This is done by reviewing every aspect of your day prior to the crash and after. If the evidence does not support the suspicions of law enforcement, the charge could be dismissed.

You are within your rights to challenge any charges filed against you. A DUI on your record could have substantial negative effects on your personal and professional lives. This matter needs to be handled swiftly and efficiently. In addition, the charge for hit and run may also be reduced or dismissed, depending on the circumstances under which the crash occurred. Achieving the best possible outcome to any charges that may be filed against you often requires the advice and assistance of an attorney who practices in this area of law.

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