Accidents Involving Injury
Murrieta DUI - Related Injuries
Drunk driving can cause a slew of problems for yourself and for those who
are on the road around you. If you were lucky enough to have avoided a
fatal accident with someone else and are not being charged with
manslaughter, you could be facing another list of problems. If you caused an accident
with someone else that resulted in an injury, no matter how minor or major,
you could be facing some serious penalties.
Under California Vehicle Code 23153, a DUI that results in an injury can
be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or as a felony, depending on the
circumstances of the offense and the past driving or criminal record of
the driver. If you were caught driving with a blood alcohol content of
.08% or higher and were involved in an accident that resulted in the injury,
no matter how small, you could be charged with this crime.
Punishment for a DUI with an accident that led to injury, can vary depending
on the specifics of the accident as well as the past driving or criminal
record of the driver. If you have a record of multiple DUI charges or
have received a number of tickets, you may be tried as a felon, and could
face years in a California prison. Additional penalties could be added
to a felony charge if the victim suffers great or lasting bodily injuries.
A DUI involving an accident and injury can also be charged as a misdemeanor
with a maximum of one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines if it was
the driver's first conviction and they had an otherwise clean driving record.
Regardless of the amount of injury that was sustained by the other party,
it is important that you contact a top criminal defense lawyer. You could
face multiple other penalties if more than one person was injured or if
the accident resulted in death. Do not go another day without contacting
an experienced Riverside County criminal defense lawyer from our firm.
Over 15 Years in the Field of Criminal Defense
If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI accident that resulted
in injury, the first step is to contact an experienced and effective criminal
defense attorney. We are ready to help. Since 1999, our office has successfully
represented numerous individuals facing charges for DUI with injury accident
in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Wildomar, Menifee, Banning,
Perris, Winchester, Corona and Riverside.
We understand that besides the possible loss of your freedom, a felony
conviction for a violation of Vehicle Code 23153 can also have serious
consequences for future employment opportunities. Don't jeopardize
your future by hiring an inexperienced attorney because at the end of
your case, you will get what you paid for. For further information and
a free consultation,
contact our Murrieta DUI lawyer at (951) 666-2600.