Temecula | Murrieta DUI Causing Injury
What is a DUI Causing Injury?
A DUI with injury means that, in the course of driving without the care and caution of a sober person, or with a BAC of .08%, you injured a party in an accident or in some other way. A DUI with injury is codified in Vehicle Code section 23153. A DUI with injury in Temecula | Murrieta can be charged as a either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Do I have Defenses?
Should I fight it?
Yes! You have defenses. Please click here to read about DUI defenses. Even if the defenses in your case aren't available, a local DUI Attorney can help you resolved your case much more favorably than if you walked in and pled guilty without a lawyer.
What Happens to my Driver's License?
Fighting for your driver's license requires that your DUI Attorney engage in two battles: one with the DMV regarding your Administrative Per Se (APS) suspension; and another battle with the court.
The DMV will automatically suspend your license 30 days after a DUI w/ alcohol arrest for 12-36 months (misdemeanor) or 60 months (felony), unless your DUI attorney requests an APS Hearing within 10 days of your arrest. Make sure your Temecula | Murrieta DUI Attorney is familiar with the DMVs practices for APS Hearings and that they have obtained set asides ("won DMV Hearings") before.
There is no restricted license eligibility in DUIs with injury.
With respect to the court battle, if you're convicted of a third offense DUI, the court will order the DMV to suspend your license, regardless of whether or not you won your DMV Hearing. So, you've got to win on both sides.
What is the Punishment for a DUI with Injury?
Please take a look at this chart regarding DUI punishments.
What Should I Do?
A DUI arrest is stressful. Just know that you'll get through it. The most important thing you can do in the beginning is to quickly reach out to DUI Attorneys in your area (hire a local Temecula | Murrieta DUI attorney) and decide which one you feel comfortable representing you.