DUI With Injury
DUI Auto Accidents
DUI with injury, also referred to as DUI causing injury, occurs when a drunk driver causes an auto accident which results in bodily injury to any of the others involved in the accident. Unfortunately, DUI with injury charges may come about even when the driver charged with this crime did not cause the accident. The reason for this is that law enforcement and even witnesses on the scene may be predisposed to believe that the driver who had been drinking was the cause of the accident - when this may not actually be the case.
DUI Causing Injury Defense: Gold & Witham
The DUI defense lawyers and attorneys at Gold & Witham understand how to handle DUI with injury cases. By proving that our client did not actually cause the accident, by proving that our client was not under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, or by other means, we can have charges lessened, dismissed or can secure an acquittal.
Trusting a DUI causing injury case with a defense lawyer at our firm may be exactly what you need in order to avoid a conviction and the severe penalties which may come along with it.
Penalties for DUI With Injury
California law is not lenient in the least when it comes to drivers accused of driving under the influence, particularly when these charges involve injury to others. This is why it is so important to work with a competent Long Beach DUI attorney or lawyer.
Some penalties associated with a Long Beach DUI with injury conviction include:
- Up to 3 years in state prison
- Additional 3 years if "great bodily injury" is sustained, per person injured
- "Strike" under California's Three Strike Law
- Counseling / Rehabilitation