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DUI Involving an Accident

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DUI Involving an Accident

Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most dangerous and reckless acts a motorist can attempt, which is why law enforcement is quick to make arrests for DUI. The reason why drunk drivers are so actively sought and arrested by law enforcement is because intoxicated drivers are much more likely to cause an accident and therefore serious injury or death than other drivers. The ratio of fatalities to drunk driving accidents is much higher compared with the ratio of fatalities to any other car accident. If you have been arrested for DUI after causing an accident while intoxicated, the penalties can be much more serious than a simple DUI charge.

DUI with Injury

Very few DUI accidents occur without causing injury. Anyone who is arrested for DUI and caused injury or damages to an innocent victim could be required to pay for those damages and face a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail sentence of up to a year. If serious bodily injury occurs that threatens the victim's life or causes lasting impairment, the offense is a felony and the penalty increases to a fine of up to $5,000 and up to 5 years in state prison.

DUI Manslaughter

The worst of all DUI accidents are those that result in a fatality. Unfortunately, these cases are much more common than they should be. Individuals who are found guilty of DUI manslaughter will be charged with a felony and could face up to $10,000 in fines and a prison sentence of up to 30 years. The individual's driver's license could also be suspended for life. These cases require the best defense representation available.

Find a DUI Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Have you been arrested for DUI involving an accident? Whether or not your case involves injury or a fatality, Parks & Braxton, PA has the experience to fight and the knowledge to win. Our team has 40 years of collective legal experience and, with backgrounds in both prosecution and defense, we can provide well-rounded and thorough representation that gets you the results you need. Our success speaks for itself, as we have obtained thousands of "not guilty" verdicts and case dismissals over the years. Contact us today to get started on your defense.

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Case #05-2013-CT-065706 Defendent arrested after failing field tests and blowing above .08 at checkpoint. The State dropped the DUI. View All Wins
Case #7939-XEM Defendent arrested after rear-ending another vehicle and failing field sobriety test. The DUI was dismissed. View All Wins
Case #11-018737MM10A Defendent arrested after failing field sobriety test. The State dropped the DUI. View All Wins