Car AccidentNo DUI is good, but the case worsens if you cause damage to property or bodily injury to another person while driving drunk. In those instances you face not only the criminal DUI charges, but also financial responsibility for damages and injuries caused. DUI cases like this also involve a civil case for recovery of monetary losses suffered by any victim.

A Lehigh Acres woman will learn this lesson the hard way. A 42 year old woman was arrested for DUI after crashing her luxury car through the garage door of a local resident:

● The driver crashed through the garage door of a home, and was found nearly unconscious in her car.

● The damage to the home wasn’t the only damage done, the driver also suffered injuries of her own.

To properly defend this type of case, an investigation into the facts leading up to the single car crash is necessary. Careful negotiation with the insurance companies for both the homeowner and auto owner is required. The homeowner has the option of making a claim on their homeowner’s insurance, but isn’t required to do so. Any payment for the property damage by the resident’s own insurance will likely be followed by a civil suit to recover those funds. So, you may wind up facing criminal fines and penalties, as well as costs of a civil suit and/or judgment. Your best defense in this complicated situation is to enlist the skill of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI that includes damage to property or a person, call an experienced criminal defense attorney for help. Skilled criminal defense attorneys in Stuart and the Treasure Coast are here to guide you towards workable solutions. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.