California DUI with Injury
Newport Beach DUI with Injury Defense Attorney
If you are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and, because of this, you seriously injury another individual in a traffic accident, you will likely be charged with a DUI with injury. This may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of the incident and your criminal history, especially as regards previous DUI convictions.
If you or someone you know is facing DUI with injury charges in Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, or anywhere in Orange County, California, it is strongly urged that you contact the Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer at the firm immediately. You will need a skilled and aggressive defense attorney to provide an effective defense strategy for your case. Attorney Scott D. Hughes has successfully defended countless individuals in the Orange County area in all types of criminal and DUI cases, including DUI with injury.
DUI with Injury Cases
If you are convicted of a DUI with injury, you face severe penalties. A DUI with injury misdemeanor may be punishable with probation for 3 to 5 years, 5 days to 1 year in a county jail, $390 to $5,000 in fines, a 3, 9, 12, 18, or 30-month alcohol or drug education program, driver's license suspension of 1 or 3 years, and restitution to the injured party. If you are convicted of a DUI with injury felony, the penalties are even more severe, including a state prison sentence of 2, 3, or 4 years, a 5-year revocation of your driver's license, an 18 or 30-month DUI school, and an additional and consecutive 3 to 6-year prison sentence for any victim who suffered great bodily harm.
Get the Help You Need from a Newport Beach DUI with Injury Defense Attorney
In the face of such serious consequences, it is crucial that you have a capable attorney protecting your rights and acting as your advocate, both in and out of court. Your choice of a defense attorney can have a significant influence on the outcome of your case. Don't risk your future and your freedom. Consult with Newport Beach DUI with injury defense lawyer Scott D. Hughes today.
Are you facing DUI with Injury charges in Orange County? Contact the Newport Beach DUI attorney at the firm now!