Driving under the influence (DUI) charges are serious enough offenses, but when a DUI accident occurs and results in the injury of another person, a simple DUI charge can become something much bigger. When any type of accident occurs, it is not uncommon for injuries to be sustained. Injuries after an accident are not necessarily out of the ordinary, but if your DUI accident involved an injury - serious or catastrophic in nature - a DUI offense can quickly escalate from a misdemeanor to a felony charge.
With the recent crackdown on drunk driving based on stricter Florida legislation, DUI with injury charges can lead to serious, life-changing consequences. Because DUI with injury offenses have become a frequent problem in Florida, anti-drunk driving organizations - such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving - have been advocating for harsher consequences in an effort to stop people from driving while intoxicated with alcohol or drugs. Florida's law makers have listened and seek to prosecute these types of DUI-related offenses to the fullest extent of the law.
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Unfortunately, this push in prosecution has led to innocent individuals being tried for crimes they are not did not commit. Whether you are innocent of the crime or simply made a mistake in judgment, you will need a fierce legal representative on your side to protect your rights. To avoid the maximum charges, speak with a Miami DUI attorney as soon as possible.
DUI with injury, including DUI manslaughter and DUI manslaughter with a prior conviction, can be among the most serious DUI offenses. If a victim was killed due to your DUI-related accident, you could be subject to serious felony penalties, including permanent license suspension, up to 15 years in prison, and $10,000 in fines. A DUI manslaughter charge can increase if you have been previously convicted for a DUI-related offense.
DUI with injury cases are incredibly complex and demand the attention of a DUI defense attorney in Miami who can address all of the evidence efficiently. As a former criminal prosecutor with more than 30 years of experience, I am in a unique position to offer strong legal insight and can look at your case from all angles. I can construct a defense strategy that not only can anticipate what prosecutors may try to do but also protect your rights. I can analyze the following potential defenses to create the best strategy for you:
If you were arrested for DUI resulting in a serious bodily injury or death, you will need strong legal representation from a DUI lawyer in Miami. The prosecution will try to prove your guilt and charge you with the maximum penalty by any means necessary. When there is so much on the line, you cannot risk your legal matters with an attorney who does not truly care about your best interests.
At Jonathan Blecher, P.A., I know that your reputation, freedom, and future are at stake. Whether this is your first offense or you have been convicted of multiple offenses, you can trust that I can represent your legal matters with personal care and aggressive methods. I take on each case myself and am proud to represent my clients directly.