If you've been charged with DUI with injury, it implies that you were found driving while your blood alcohol content (BAC) was at or above 0.08% and that you caused serious bodily injury to another individual in an accident or collision. What sounds impossible to disprove can be accomplished under the right circumstances and with the right attorney.
Serious bodily injury is anything resulting in disfigurement or permanent disability. If convicted of this crime, you could be facing a third degree felony. Penalties typically include:
- 5 years in prison
- Up to $5,000 in fines
- Up to 96 points added to your driving record
With the high amount of points added to your driving record, this would make it difficult to get car insurance under any circumstances.
What sort of defense do I have?
The prosecutor is responsible for proving that you were drunk at the time of the accident and that you caused the other person to suffer serious bodily injuries. Based on this, there are numerous defenses that can be applied to your case.
Most importantly, proving that you did not cause the injury can greatly reduce your charges. If you're able to prove that you were not drunk or at least slightly under the legal limit, there is an even higher chance of your charges being overturned altogether.
Challenging the tests that were used to evaluate your BAC and showing that the other driver also demonstrated some level of negligence can go a long way toward defending your innocence. As a Miami lawyer for DUI with injury, I am prepared to help you clear your name.
My clients benefit from the fact that I have more than 30 years of DUI defense experience. Drawing upon the knowledge I've gleaned over the years, I can ensure that your defense is as detailed and powerful as possible. Contact my office today to get started!