If a driver injures another while driving under the influence, he or she will have to face a DUI with injury charge. DUI with injury may be charged as a felony offense. In the state of California, a DUI with injury charge could be punishable by 3 years or more in state prison.
DUIs are usually charged as misdemeanors in California, however, if aggravating factors such as serious bodily injury to another are present, they will be charged as a felony. The criminal justice system comes down hard on drivers convicted of DUI when anyone has suffered injury in an accident.
The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Law Firm
An experienced DUI defense attorney from The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC may be able to start assisting you immediately. It is important not to waste any time before contacting an attorney. The more time we have to review and evaluate the evidence and seek out the errors and problems in the case, the better chance you will have of getting the charges dropped or reduced.
Law enforcement is not perfect; they often make mistakes in arresting individuals suspected of drunk driving. In some cases, we have been able to challenge the validity of the breath or blood test and gotten evidence against our clients dismissed. We know that you may feel confused and unsure about whom to trust. We fight for all of our clients’ rights and liberty and will pursue any viable defense option in your case.
If a driver is arrested with a BAC level of .08 percent or higher and has caused a collision that resulted in serious bodily harm or minor injury of another, he or she will face DUI with injury charges. Whether or not the other party was seriously injured will weigh heavily on your case. We will conduct an extensive investigation into the accident and use every resource available to lessen your charges.
Contact a San Diego DUI lawyer from The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC today if you are seeking an aggressive and energetic defense of your case.