dui with hit and run

Question: I was in an accident where I hit a cyclist. I was charged with DUI and hit and run in Van Nuys, CA. I left the scene initially because I didn’t realize I hit him. When i realized it, I went back to the scene but the cops were already there (they got there quickly somehow). Can I get the hit and run charges dropped?
Answer: Both the DUI and hit and run charges can be very serious, particularly if the level of injury is severe. I would strongly recommend that you consult with a DUI defense attorney to discuss your case in more detail. At that point, an attorney would be in a better situation to assess the strengths in your case. My office is in Sherman Oaks, down the street from Van Nuys Court. Call me to discuss further.
Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney