DUI Accidents with Injury
A DUI Accident that caused Injuries
Florida is very harsh in the enforcement and prosecution of DUI laws. When a DUI also involves the bodily harm of another then the law will proceed aggressively in its prosecution efforts. This offense would not only include the occupants of another vehicle or pedestrians but will also include any passengers in the accused driver’s vehicle. In the event of a death or multiple prior DUI offenses then the driver will be facing felony charges and the very real possibility of a decade or more behind bars.
The Florida Law on the subject states that a DUI that also involves:
- Causing serious bodily injury to another commits a felony of the third degree
- Causes the death of any human being or unborn quick child (defined as a viable fetus) commits DUI manslaughter which is a felony of the second degree
- It is a felony of the first degree if the person flees the scene, fails to give information or render aid at the time of the crash providing that the person knew, or should have known, that the crash occurred
The consequences are readily demonstrated by the lengthy sentences that the Florida Courts have recently been delivering. Prison sentences of 15 years and longer are not uncommon in cases of DUI accidents that involve serious injuries or fatalities. From the earliest possible moment it is important to have the legal representation of a West Palm Beach DUI Attorney to launch an immediate defense.
Getting an Aggressive Legal Defense in Place
It is vital that you act quickly in putting your defense in place. The time period immediately following an arrest for a DUI is a stressful and confusing period for the accused individual. Discussing your case with law enforcement can negatively affect the outcome. Don’t answer any questions without our attorney there to protect you. It is our experience at DiRenzo & Weick that many of the legal options and possible strategies need to be put into place very rapidly. As time passes the number of alternatives for your defense can become more difficult to find. This is best avoided by promptly contacting our legal team.
If you have been arrested for DUI then it is imperative that you act without delay. Contact a West Palm Beach DUI Accident with Injuries Attorney for the aggressive legal representation you will need.