Charged with DUI Causing Injury in Solano County, CA?

DUI Causing Injury: Three Elements of the Crime

Have you been charged with the crime of DUI causing injury in California? If so, it is important to understand that the prosecution must be able to prove three specific facts in order to secure a conviction. According to California Vehicle Code 23153(a) VC, you could only be found guilty of DUI causing injury if the following is true:

  • You drove while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • You broke a law (aside from DUI) or acted in an otherwise negligent manner
  • You caused injury to another person as a result of your negligence

If the prosecution cannot prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that each of these elements applies to your case, you may be able to successfully avoid conviction—which is where your Solano County DUI lawyer comes into play. When you turn to Maas Law Offices for help, you can trust that we will do everything in our power to defend your freedom.

Overview of the Penalties for DUI Causing Injury in California

In California, DUI causing injury is a "wobbler." This means that you could either be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the specific nature of the crime; however, you could still face serious legal penalties if convicted of the lesser offense. For this reason, you should not take these charges lightly – a conviction could result in:

Misdemeanor DUI Causing Injury

  • Up to 1 year in county jail
  • Informal probation for up to 5 years
  • Between $390 and $5,000 in fines
  • License suspension for up to 3 years
  • Mandatory restitution to the victim(s)

Felony DUI Causing Injury

  • Up to 4 years in state prison
  • Between $1,015 and $5,000 in fines
  • "Strike" on your criminal record
  • License revocation for up to 5 years
  • Mandatory restitution to the victim(s)

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Don't take risks when it comes to your freedom; enlist the help of a Solano County DUI defense attorney who has a proven track record of success. Each of the lawyers at Maas Law Offices knows what it takes to win a difficult case, even when the odds are not in our clients' favor, so you can rest assured that your future is in capable hands when you trust in our firm to defend you. Whether you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony offense, there is no need to face these charges alone. Call our office to take advantage of a free initial consultation or fill out a free case evaluation form online.