A Boca Raton man was taken into custody following a car accident. He is facing several charges including DUI and leaving the scene of a car accident.
According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, the man was driving on a suspended license when he caused a crash that damaged property. The man then left the scene of the accident. Police allege that he was driving under the influence when the accident occurred. The man was released on his own recognizance. A court date is pending for the case.
The man in this story is facing serious charges. A conviction for DUI will have a negative effect on his future. He may have to serve time in jail and pay restitution. In addition, he might lose his driver’s license or be required to have an ignition interlock device on his car.
If he wants to fight the charges, he may want to find an experienced criminal defense attorney. Facing court can be an overwhelming experience. An attorney may be able to explain the court process and provide support. An attorney may be able to help him prepare for court and present a defense for him. In addition, an attorney might be able to negotiate a plea bargain in exchange for lesser charges. Since there were no injuries, a judge might be open to a plea bargain in this case. If he is convicted of the charges, an attorney might be able to arrange for a shorter sentence. In some cases, prosecutors are willing to exchange time in jail for a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program.
Source: Boca News Now, “Boca Man Charged With DUI, Leaving Scene Of Accident“, June 14, 2013
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