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.
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.
Our Firm Serves Residents of Kansas City and Overland Park and throughout
the Metro Area
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!