DUI Causing Injury
Felony Temecula | Murrieta DUI Lawyer
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 - but typically on the severity of the injury suffered by another driver or passenger.
Do I have Defenses to a Felony DUI Charge?
These are serious charges, and should be discussed in person with an experienced DUI attorney. However, there are defenses to these charges, but the consequences can be life changing without a qualified and experienced attorney.
The Law Office of Michael Donaldson has represented many people accused of felony DUI, including vehicular manslaughter and DUI murder cases, in Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside, and San Bernardino.
What Happens to my Driver's License for a DUI With Injury?
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. There are enhancements that can severely increase the potential punishment for felony DUI cases. It is important to meet with a Temecula | Murrieta DUI lawyer in person to discuss these rather serious DUI charges.
What Should I Do if I Have Been Arrested for DUI With Injury?
These are serious charges, and require a face-to-face meeting. In my experience, the best thing that a person can do after being arrested for these charges is to meet with a lawyer - the pressure immediately begins to fall after an initial meeting. Find a Temecula | Murrieta DUI lawyer you trust and move forward with who you get along with the most, and who is the most qualified.