Ventura DUI Accidents Lawyer
DUI Accident & Injury Penalties in CA
drunk driving or DUI arrest in Los Angeles, Ventura County, or Santa Barbara County can carry very
heavy fines and penalties. When the DUI involves an accident and possible
injuries, these already severe DUI penalties go to an even higher level
of punishment. If you or your loved one was in an accident while driving
under the influence of alcohol, please contact our Ventura DUI accident
free case review, call (805) 919-8662 today.
An individual can be charged with DUI manslaughter if he or she caused
an accident while impaired by drugs or alcohol and there was loss of life.
In the case where there was no loss of life but one or more persons were
injured after a car accident due to the driver being allegedly driving
under the influence, the penalties are slightly less severe.
Penalties for DUI with Injury
California’s DUI with injury charge carries a wide range of potential
penalties based on the specific details of your case. The factors the
prosecution will generally consider include the extent of the other party’s
injuries, as well as any prior DUI or criminal convictions you may have.
Consequences for Misdemeanor DUI with Injury
- 3 to 5 years of informal probation
- Restitution payments to the injured parties
- Up to 1 year in county jail
- Up to $5,000 in fines
- A driver’s license suspension of up to 3 years
- Up to 30 months of an alcohol or drug education school
Consequences for Felony DUI with Injury
Felony DUI with injury charges can carry significant jail time depending on the severity
of the injuries, as well as the number of people injured.
The maximum charges you can face for felony DUI include:
- Up to 13 years in prison
- Up to 30 months in a DUI education program
- Driver’s license revoked for 5 years
- Up to $5000 in fines
- “Habitual Traffic Offender” status for up to 3 years
The penalties for any DUI with injury charge can be extremely severe. Call
our Ventura DUI accident lawyer today or tell us about your charges in
a free case evaluation.
Why Choose Our Firm?
The stakes are high if you have been arrested for DUI involving a car accident
and injury. Law enforcement officials and prosecutors will no doubt seek
the strictest possible sentencing and this is why you should have knowledgeable
and experienced drunk driving defense. Our Ventura DUI lawyer at The Law
Offices of Robert F. Sommers is
dedicated exclusively to DUI cases and can help you.
Our challenges the prosecution by working to prove that:
- You were not intoxicated
- You were not at fault
- The accident was not the cause of the injury or death
Our Ventura DUI accident lawyers have helped many clients with DUI charges
involving a car accident. We aim to achieve a reduction of charges or
to have them dropped completely. At The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers,
we may be able to challenge false allegations with the evidence, key witness
testimonies, and resources knowledgeable in this area. You shouldn’t
have to deal with the penalties of a crime you didn’t commit.
Call our team today at (805) 919-8662 to begin your defense.