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Penalties for a DUI Causing Substantial Bodily Injury/Death or Leaving the Scene of an Accident (“Hit and Run”) Involving Injury

Penalties for a DUI Causing Substantial Bodily Injury/Death or Leaving the Scene of an Accident (“Hit and Run”) Involving Injury

When You Have Been Charged with a “DUI Hit and Run” You Need the Best DUI Lawyer in Reno

You Face Similar Penalties When Convicted of a DUI Causing Substantial Bodily Injury/Death or Leaving the Scene of an Accident (“Hit and Run”) Involving Injury

When you are involved in an automobile accident, there is a legally required procedure you must follow. After you have moved your vehicle to a safe location, you must stay with the vehicle until the police arrive or at least exchange information. If the accident involves bodily injury of any kind for anyone involved, you must do everything you can to provide appropriate assistance. At the end of the incident involving injury, you have to file a report with the police or highway patrol. Failure to complete any of these activities could result in a crime being charged.

If you flee an accident when someone has sustained a bodily injury of any kind, you will be charged with a category B felony. If it can be proved that you were also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you could be facing multiple felony charges.

DUI Hit and Run Causing Bodily Injury Charges and Penalties Explained

A person will be charged for a DUI and hit and run separately. Under Nevada law, they are two different offenses. They also have different punishments for someone leaving the scene of a DUI hit and run.

DUI Penalties

An accident caused by a person driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and someone has sustained substantial bodily injury or death, is a felony charge. If convicted, you would:

  • Serve two to twenty years in prison
  • Pay a fine up to $5,000
  • Face a driver’s license revocation
  • Be required to have an interlock device installed into your car after being released from prison

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Injury (“Hit and Run”) Penalties

Fleeing or leaving an accident where someone has sustained bodily injury is a category B felony. If convicted, you could:

  • Serve 2 to twenty years in prison
  • Owe several thousands of dollars in fines
  • Face a driver’s license revocation

Judges take “DUI hit and runs” very seriously. With multiple crimes, the penalties are stiffer, and the effects can be far-reaching. You could also be faced with a civil suit. The survivor, or family of the deceased, can sue you for monetary damages above and beyond your insurance coverage.

Jesse Kalter is Experienced with felony DUI and “Hit and Run” Cases

Facing either a DUI or a “hit and run” is a serious charge, but facing both of them simultaneously requires expert help. If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a “DUI hit and run” then contact Jesse Kalter. His tenacious pursuit of justice has earned many of his clients a not-guilty verdict or had their case dismissed, or kept them out of prison. Jesse Kalter Law is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

When You Have Been Charged with a “DUI Hit and Run” You Need the Best DUI Lawyer in Reno
Contact Jesse Kalter Today for a Confidential Case Evaluation and Consultation
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