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 48 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!