According to the California Vehicle Code §23153 VC, a person who is arrested for a DUI with injury can be charged with either a misdemeanor of a felony, as the state of California sees this crime as a "wobbler" offense. What determine the overall outcome of the case are the circumstances leading up to your arrest, previous criminal history and the amount of injuries that may have been inflicted upon the other driver, passengers or pedestrian that was hit.
If you were arrested and charged with a DUI with injury, you need to contact an Orange County DUI lawyer from Law Office of Frances Prizzia right away and retain trusted legal representation. At our firm, we are fully prepared to help you receive the best possible outcome for your case and ensure that your rights are actively protected and your freedoms aggressively defended.
The prosecution must also prove that your blood alcohol content was at least a .08% or higher, unless you were a commercial driver. Commercial drivers may be charged with a DUI with injury if they were operating a vehicle with .04% blood alcohol content. If you are convicted of driving under the influence and were involved in a crash that caused serious bodily harm or killed another person you may be facing severe DUI penalties in Orange County.
Although you were charged with a misdemeanor, you could potentially have your charges elevated to a felony offense if the prosecuting attorney can divulge enough evidence against you; which is why it is so important that you work with an attorney from Law Office of Frances Prizzia.
Are you ready to work with the Law Office of Frances Prizzia? The retention of our firm can be the difference between a life as a free individual or time behind bars. It is vitally important that you contact our Orange County DUI defense firm today and speak with a dedicated lawyer. We understand the situation that you are facing and committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
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