Facing charges of drinking and driving can cause a great deal of stress, and anxiety. You could face jail time, hefty fines, probation, and many other penalties depending on your criminal record, and the circumstances of your specific case. If you have been arrested and charged with the crime of DUI, then you need the assistance of a Fresno DUI defense lawyer on your side as quickly as possible.
If you have been arrested and charged with a felony DUI such as DUI with injury, then you could face years in prison, fines, and many other severe penalties. Get the knowledgeable legal help that you both need and deserve by contacting the firm as soon as possible. The sooner you retain the legal assistance of an attorney from the Law Office of Michael J. Aed in Fresno, the more time we will have to build a strong defense of your case.
Top-Notch Legal Defense
Our founding attorney Michael Aed is a criminal defense attorney who rose quickly in the ranks of the public defender's, office and he has defended numerous clients facing felony charges with steep consequences. Call our Fresno office at 559-495-9320 to discuss your case with a top-notice defense attorney.
Penalties For DUI With Injury
If you are charged with a first offense of drunk driving, then you will likely face misdemeanor penalties, however if you are charged with DUI where an accident occurred, and an individual was injured due to your intoxicated driving, then this offense is a wobbler and you could be charged with either a felony or misdemeanor offense. The deciding factor as to whether or not you will be faced with felony charges could be your criminal record, prior convictions, the severity of the injuries sustained by the victim, or any of a number of other circumstances.
What Must Prosecution Prove To Win?
In order to convict you of DUI with injury, the prosecution must prove three different items. First, they must definitively show that you were operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Then they must show that you broke the law or otherwise acted negligently while driving in addition to drinking. Lastly they must prove that your actions caused the injury of another whether in a pedestrian accident, vehicle accident, or by another means. If you are facing charges for DUI with injury, then you need to seek the legal assistance of a skilled representative immediately.
It is important for you to retain legal assistance from someone who understands your situation and can help you pursue the results you need for your future. In order to bring a strong defense to your case, it is essential that we has enough time to investigate the situation and to work to build the defense that you need in your case.
Contact the firm today to discuss your case and to begin the process of pursuing the results that you need for your future. Email us or call our Fresno, CA, office at 559-495-9320