Defending Clients Facing DUI Leaving the Scene Charges
A DUI is a serious charge, especially in Arizona with its stringent DUI laws, varying degrees of DUIs, and harsh penalties for those who are found guilty. However, if you are facing charges of a DUI leaving the scene of an accident in greater Phoenix, the situation becomes exponentially more complex and serious. Under Arizona law, if you are involved in an accident, whether it is minor or significant, you are required to stop and exchange contact and insurance information with the other party. Failure to comply with this law, even when sober, is a serious crime. Fortunately, James E. Novak is an experienced DUI attorney who has successfully and aggressively defended a wide range of DUI cases, including those that included leaving the scene of an accident. With a comprehensive resume and years of experience, he is ready to bring his experience to work for your defense. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Valuable Legal Defense
Dealing with charges of a DUI and leaving the scene of an accident may seem like a near-hopeless situation. Charges are stacked on top of one another, and it often seems that the court is ready to convict anyone who is even suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. However, the case is not as cut and dried as you may think. Attorney James E. Novak has handled many such cases over the course of his career, and he knows the most effective defense strategies for these charges. First, there is the fact that in these situations, blood and breath tests are typically administered well after the fact, leading to questionable readings. However, there are a number of other strategies that James Novak may use including:
- Forcing the prosecution to provide definitive proof that his client actually caused the accident
- Proving that his client was not actually involved in the accident in the first place
- Displaying the inaccuracy of eyewitness testimony
- Proving police bias
No matter what specific approach he uses in each case, James Novak works diligently to have his clients’ charges reduced or dropped. If that is not possible, he will attempt to negotiate a more agreeable sentence. Novak has many years of experience both as a defender and prosecutor, and this comprehensive experience in the courtroom can make the difference between devastating consequences and dropped charges. If you are facing the very serious charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving a DUI, it is imperative that you secure excellent legal counsel.
Contact James E. Novak, P.C.
Attorney James Novak is an honest, aggressive, and determined attorney who will treat you with respect and dignity. To schedule your initial consultation, and to find out how Novak can help you, contact his office today. Attorneys are ready to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don't wait any longer to secure protection of your rights.