Question: I hit a car and left the scene of the accident. The police came to my door having found the plate. They immdiately had did the field sobriety tests which i had passed. I did breathalizer at the station. Can I fight the DUI? The hit and run and DUI were in San Fernando.
Answer: You may have several defenses to fighting the DUI charges, including they may have trouble proving that you drank prior to the accident (as opposed to after), and what your BAC was at the time of the accident (particularly if a good amount of time passed from the accident to breath test, or if that time is ambiguous), amongst other defenses. Call me to discuss further.
Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney