West Virginia DUI and
Fleeing the Scene
It’s easy to become intimidated by the authorities, especially if you’re suspected of drunk driving. Perhaps you are sober, but you’re suffering from a medical condition that mimics drunkenness. Maybe you’re already pulled over, and you believe the police are about to accuse you. Out of fear, you hit the gas, fleeing the scene. Now you’re potentially facing even stronger penalties because you ran.
At The Wagner Law Firm, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. We will listen to your story without judgment. Our team’s only concern is your constitutional right to a defense, and we will fight hard to preserve your innocence.
What to Do After Fleeing the Scene of a DUI
If you flee from a DUI, you should contact our office as soon as possible. Legally, we may be able to take you on as a client without making direct contact and we can start working for you immediately.
You Can Trust Our Guidance
In a tense situation, it’s easy to let your worries take over. You want to take action and control the situation. Don’t act out of fear or desperation. Our team is here to guide you. We protect our clients and take the legal burdens off their shoulders.
Let us advise your next steps. Defending against fleeing the scene requires swift, decisive action. We can do that for you. Trust that we will keep you informed and included, and allow us to take charge of the situation.
Pre-Filing Defense for Fleeing a DUI
Arrests generally take place in one of two ways. Either the police have probable cause to arrest someone immediately, or they gather evidence first, making the arrest later. When searching for someone who fled, police employ the second method, gathering evidence.
Time is of the essence, so let us get to work for you right away. Before the police formally make their arrest, we may be able to prepare a pre-filing defense. This is a process where we challenge the evidence, possibly cutting off an arrest or prosecution. The sooner you contact us, the quicker we can start working on this defense.
The Wagner Law Firm is here to defend West Virginia residents from allegedly fleeing a DUI. Let us review your case by calling (304) 461-6000 right away. You can also use our online contact form.
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