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DUI Involving an Accident

Fort Lauderdale DUI Involving an Accident

Did your accident injure another? Damage property?

All DUI charges are serious, but if you were involved in a DUI accident that resulted in serious bodily injury then the penalties you will face are even more severe. Each case is different, so depending on the exact scenario and severity of your particular DUI-related accident your penalties will vary. If you injured other people in your DUI accident then the penalties will increase with each person who was injured because each of them are likely bringing their own personal injury case against you. If you injure other people because of your DUI, you are also looking at a felony charge instead of a misdemeanor.

You may even be facing jail time depending on how serious the accident was. Such serious consequences demand a serious attorney who can advocate for you to see that you get the justice you are entitled to under the Constitution. You deserve fair representation even though you have been charged with a DUI. Many people equate a charge with a conviction in their minds, but our firm wants to dispel those thoughts. Time after time, we have been able to help those who have been charged with a DUI that involved an accident and we can help you too.

Penalties for DUI with Injury in Florida

Any DUI with injury charge is going to have more severe penalties than an ordinary DUI charge. If you cause only minimal injury in a DUI accident, then the crime is categorized as a first degree misdemeanor. This level criminal offense carries a sentence punishable for up to 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. If the courts deem it that the victim sustained "serious bodily injury" however, then the penalties grow significantly more severe. DUI with serious bodily injury could warrant the maximum statutory penalty under Florida law, which is a third degree felony charge punishable for up to five years in a state prison and a $5,000 fine. With serious negligent crimes of this nature, the prosecution will want to punish the defendant to the fullest extent of the law which is why you need a hard-hitting defender to protect your rights and your best interests. With over 40 years of combined experience, Parks & Braxton, PA offers aggressive and dedication DUI defense that you can count on.

Call a Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney Who Can Help

In order for you to be convicted of these crimes, it has to be proven beyond all reasonable doubt that you were intoxicated at the time of the accident. It also must be proven that you were the direct cause of the injuries and damages. This gives enough room for a Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney from our firm to come in and advocate on your behalf. We are fully capable of proving innocence in DUI involving accident because we have done it before. If you want experience and skill on your side after you were charged with a DUI that led to an accident and possibly injuries, then don't wait any longer to call. We are dedicated to the art of defending a DUI case, and we want your DUI accident charges to be our next victory. Contact us at our Fort Lauderdale office today and learn how we can help you!

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To save your license, you must act within 10 days. Contact a partner about your case at (954) 519-2290 or fill out the form here.

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