People get hurt all the time and get in accidents every day. You can slip and fall at the mall or grocery store, can get hurt when safety equipment at work malfunctions, or be the victim of a car crash that leaves you with broken bones or other injuries. While slip and falls and other minor accidents can cause significant pain and discomfort, you are likely to suffer more severe injuries if you are in a car accident. This is especially true if alcohol is involved because many times an increased driving speed is also part of an injury involving alcohol. For the driver who was under the influence the consequences of being part of this kind of incident are serious.
Three reasons to put on an aggressive defense to any DUI with injury case are as follows:
- If you are found liable for an accident and have been drinking you will have to defend the DUI charges as well as defend a personal injury lawsuit against you. This means you have two cases to focus on, and the outcome of both can play a huge role in your future ability to drive.
- The range of punishment for a car crash that involves alcohol is heightened, so you might find yourself staring down a longer possible jail term or longer length of time you go without the right to drive.
- If the accident caused a death the case becomes even more serious. Charges of DUI manslaughter are possible if you are found to be over the legal limit while causing an accident that includes a fatality.
All of these things can cause you to lose your license and your freedom. You will also face increased fines and penalties if there is an accident with injury to go along with your DUI case. We have experience handling all levels of DUI defense and can help you too. If you have been in an accident and also charged with drinking and driving, call us today to find out what steps to take next. We will help you at every stage of the case and develop the most aggressive defense possible under the facts of your case.
If you have questions about DUI cases, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for answers. Your first visit is a free consultation and we work with you to reach results that fit your needs.