Hit-and-Run Drunk Driving Charges

Leaving the Scene of a DUI Accident

Some of the most common drunk driving accidents are hit-and-run incidents. When a person is intoxicated, they may not be capable of reacting quickly to dangers on the road. They may swerve into other vehicles, strike fixed objects like trees, or hit pedestrians. It can be a scary situation. That is why many motorists, after having just one drink, may drive away after being in an accident. The consequences of such an offense can be severe.

Associated Penalties

In Missouri, R.S.Mo. §565.060 states that driving while intoxicated and causing injury through such negligence is assault of the second degree, which is felony punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a fine of up to a $5,000 fine.

R.S.Mo. §577.060 states that leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident is a Class A misdemeanor or even a Class D felony if the crash resulted in injury or in property damages in excess of $1,000.

If you have been falsely accused of causing a DUI accident and / or of fleeing the scene of a motor vehicle accident, you cannot wait to hire a Kansas City DUI lawyer. The offices of Paul W. Burmaster P.A. have represented hundreds of clients facing DUI charges, and the firm is more than capable of helping you, too.

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With more than 20 years of experience in criminal defense, Attorney Paul Burmaster is more than able to fight your drunk driving charges. He has handled more than 300 bench trials and more than 40 jury trials and he formerly served as a prosecutor in Missouri and Kansas, giving him the experience and insight to fight your charges aggressively. Our firm offers a free case evaluation so that you can review your case with a skilled attorney before making any decision to retain our firm. You have nothing to lose by speaking with lawyer Paul W. Burmaster, so contact Paul W. Burmaster P.A. today!

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