The penalties you could be facing include paying a fine, attending a dui school, being on probation, and possibly jail time or an alternative to jail. Be sure to speak to attorneys in your area that specialize in DUI defense AND handle their cases personally. Big firms usually have you talk to one of the names of the firm and then hand off your case to someone recently out of law school. You can go to www.dui-help.com to review QUALIFIED lawyers.
You will most likely be charged with an enhancement to the DUI -- driving with a BAC of .20% or more. If convicted of this enhancement, you will be required to take the 9-month first offender DUI program, as opposed to the 3-month program normally required of first time offenders. The Hit & Run and the accident may add Cal Trans or jail time to your sentence, so it's important to hire an experienced defense attorney to either fight or negotiate on your behalf.
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