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UI and Hit and Run
hit-and-runA DUI and hit and run case is a type of DUI related offense that also involves an accident. For instance, if a person driving under the influence hits another person on the road, such as a pedestrian, with his/her vehicle and flees the scene without reporting it to the police, it is considered as a DUI Hit and Run.
This is considered to be an extremely serious offense, which demands that you get in touch with a professional DUI attorney like Kris Miller as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the DUI Hit and Run, you could be looking at multiple charges that lead to harsh penalties and/or sentences.

Possible penalties

Penalties vary for this particular type of offense, as there may be other aspects to the DUI Hit and Run, which may result in additional charges. For instance, if the DUI Hit and Run has resulted in a person’s death, in a worst case scenario, you could be looking at an additional charge of ‘vehicular homicide’, in addition to the DUI Hit and Run charge.
The main factor affecting the outcome of a DUI Hit and Run depends on whether there was an injury to the victim or not. If there has been injury, then the penalties can be very severe, especially if the person driving the vehicle flees after the accident. There have been cases in the past where individuals involved in a DUI Hit and Run have received long prison terms as their punishment.

However, in the case of no injuries or death, the penalties tend to decrease in severity. The charges might even drop from a felony to a misdemeanor in such less serious cases.

Call a DUI attorney now

If your are involved in a DUI Hit and Run, make sure you call our experienced Colorado Springs attorneys for help. Our familiarity with such cases can help you stay out of trouble and boost your defense, especially against false allegations.

For Additional Information:

For additional Information on DUI Hit and Run laws in the state of Colorado, please visit: http://www.drivinglaws.org/resources/hit-and-run-information-penalties.htm

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