Any time a person is influenced by alcohol or drugs and are behind the wheel, they endanger everyone on the road, as well as themselves. As drivers under the influence are responsible for a great number of accidents every year, the consequences for a DUI conviction are harsher than most other charges.
If the DUI driver causes an accident, the punishment will be harsh, even more so if the accident caused extensive property damage, injury or death. As soon as a DUI suspect becomes charged with either a DUI or has been involved in a DUI accident, they need to speak with an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in this area of criminal defense. An experienced DUI defense attorney is the first step in the right direction, as they will review the case, challenge the evidence and devise the best defense strategy.
Depending on the particular circumstances, the punishment in a DUI case can vary greatly but may include:
Once a person is charged with DUI in San Bernardino or Riverside County, they need to make a phone call to an experienced DUI attorney right away. An attorney familiar with handling DUI accident cases will carefully look at the case to see what kind of defense can be mapped out and aggressively work toward beating the charges, if possible. If you or a family member has been charged with a DUI which involves an accident, contact us today.
Client charged with DUI after witness called into 911 reporting drunk driver who crashed in a residential neighborhood. Negotiated a reckless driving plea for client and also successfully stopped the license suspension by by winning the DMV hearing. (People v. Elysse F.)
Client faced felony DUI charges after getting into car accident while intoxicated. Faced up to 3 years in prison, and an additional 3 years for great bodily injury enhancement. Negotiated misdemeanor deal without any jail or community service and avoided the 1 year license suspension. (People v. Sherrie D.)
First time DUI charge dismissed against driver stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence. Negotiated dry reckless for client prior to trial. (People v. Derrick J.)
Felony charges for DUI against client for a t- bone collision in intersection. Defendant ran from the scene and charged with hit and run. Previous attorney had negotiated felony plea with credit for time served. Took over representation and negotiated misdemeanor sentence without jail time or community service when trial date was set. (People v. Dennis A.)
Client stopped for DUI after officer allegedly saw vehicle commit Vehicle Code violations. Client’s blood alcohol pattern (rising blood) provided a defense and DUI dismissed, with client admitting dry reckless charge. (People v. Michael T.)