In a car accident taken to hospital and charged with DUI in Los Angeles, CA

Question: I was in a car accident where the other driver fled the seen. I was taken to the hospital and blood was taking for DUI. I then got notification of DUI charges with injury in Los Angeles, CA.
Answer: Consult a DUI attorney in Los Angeles, CA immediately. A DUI with injury can be charged under VC 23153 and has more serious potential consequences than a VC 23152 (DUI charge more often seen). Who was injured in the accident? Was it a passenger in the car, or someone else? Were you arrested prior to giving blood at the hospital, or taken to the hospital to treat injuries that required a blood test, and then the results were later sent to the CHP? A lot of potential variables in this case that can lead to defenses to the charges. Call me at 818-336-1384 to discuss the case further.
Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer