As an experienced DUI Defense Attorney, Ryan M. Garvey has seen many cases involving DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. It is a common scenario: A person driving under the influence veers slightly off the road and upon overcorrecting their driving mistake, they swerve back into traffic, nicking the side of the vehicle in the next lane over. The driver begins to panic when remembering the few drinks he/she consumed earlier, so fearing a DUI charge, the driver takes off. Chances are someone witnessed the accident and took down the license plate number, or it could be that a police officer nearby heard about the accident and takes off after the suspicious car that left the scene.
Whichever way this scene plays out, the driver is pulled over, handcuffed, and charged with not only DUI, but with leaving the scene of an accident as well.
It is the law in Arizona that if involved in an accident, a driver must immediately stop the vehicle at the scene or as close to the scene as possible. The driver is supposed to remain at the scene of the accident until law enforcement arrives in order to answer questions and provide information to the reporting officer.
Ryan M. Garvey is a former County Prosecutor and is very aware of the situations that can come about when you are facing a DUI charge. Sometimes the individual is unaware that he or she caused damage to another car. Sometimes the person might just be very afraid of what will happen if he is pulled over. No matter what the circumstances in your case, Mr. Garvey can help you by preparing a solid and effective defense that will help protect your rights.
Leaving the scene of an accident is a very serious offense, but when charged in connection with a DUI, it becomes even more severe. If you have been charged with leaving the scene in Maricopa County, you need an experienced attorney who can handle your case in a way that will bring positive results. As an experienced DUI Defense attorney, Ryan M. Garvey has worked with many clients facing DUI and leaving the scene charges. If you want your case to be handled by a serious and aggressive defense lawyer, you should contact Sonoran Law Group immediately.