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DUI Accident & Injury Penalties in CA

Any drunk driving or DUI arrest in Los Angeles, Ventura County, or Santa Barbara County can carry very heavy fines and penalties. When the DUI involves an accident and possible injuries, these already severe DUI penalties go to an even higher level of punishment. If you or your loved one was in an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol, please contact our Ventura DUI accident attorney today.

For your free case review, call (805) 919-8662 today.

An individual can be charged with DUI manslaughter if he or she caused an accident while impaired by drugs or alcohol and there was loss of life. In the case where there was no loss of life but one or more persons were injured after a car accident due to the driver being allegedly driving under the influence, the penalties are slightly less severe.

Penalties for DUI with Injury

California’s DUI with injury charge carries a wide range of potential penalties based on the specific details of your case. The factors the prosecution will generally consider include the extent of the other party’s injuries, as well as any prior DUI or criminal convictions you may have.

Consequences for Misdemeanor DUI with Injury

  • 3 to 5 years of informal probation
  • Restitution payments to the injured parties
  • Up to 1 year in county jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • A driver’s license suspension of up to 3 years
  • Up to 30 months of an alcohol or drug education school

Consequences for Felony DUI with Injury

Felony DUI with injury charges can carry significant jail time depending on the severity of the injuries, as well as the number of people injured.

The maximum charges you can face for felony DUI include:

  • Up to 13 years in prison
  • Up to 30 months in a DUI education program
  • Driver’s license revoked for 5 years
  • Up to $5000 in fines
  • “Habitual Traffic Offender” status for up to 3 years

The penalties for any DUI with injury charge can be extremely severe. Call our Ventura DUI accident lawyer today or tell us about your charges in a free case evaluation.

Why Choose Our Firm?

The stakes are high if you have been arrested for DUI involving a car accident and injury. Law enforcement officials and prosecutors will no doubt seek the strictest possible sentencing and this is why you should have knowledgeable and experienced drunk driving defense. Our Ventura DUI lawyer at The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers is dedicated exclusively to DUI cases and can help you.

Our challenges the prosecution by working to prove that:

  • You were not intoxicated
  • You were not at fault
  • The accident was not the cause of the injury or death

Our Ventura DUI accident lawyers have helped many clients with DUI charges involving a car accident. We aim to achieve a reduction of charges or to have them dropped completely. At The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers, we may be able to challenge false allegations with the evidence, key witness testimonies, and resources knowledgeable in this area. You shouldn’t have to deal with the penalties of a crime you didn’t commit.

Call our team today at (805) 919-8662 to begin your defense.