Phoenix DUI with Injury Attorney
Convicted of an Injury-Causing DUI?
Driving under the influence is a serious crime in Arizona. According to statistics, an average of 290,000 Americans are injured in a DUI crash every year. That means that approximately every two minutes, a person is hurt because of a drunk driver. If an individual injures another because they were driving under the influence, they can potentially be convicted of an aggravated DUI charge, which has harsher penalties than just a DUI. If you have been charged with a DUI with injury, it is important that you seek legal counsel. The penalties for such a charge can include jail time and can appear on your permanent record.
Call today at (602) 428-7104 for a free consultation!
Penalties for DUI with Injury Charges
The law does not treat DUI charges gently. While a normal charge for driving under the influence is considered a misdemeanor, if someone is injured or killed, the charge transforms into a felony. Felonies have steeper consequences and can affect the charged individual for a longer time.
Consequences for DUI with injury accidents include:
- Up to 18 years of prison time
- Monetary fines that can exceed $5,500
- License suspension for at least 3 years
- Mandatory traffic school
- Mandatory drug / alcohol screening and counseling
- Installation of an Ignition Interlock Devices in all your cars
- Marks on your driving record
Because of the devastation that DUIs with injuries can cause both accused and the victims, there are harsher penalties to detract people from committing this offense. If a person is killed in the accident, the listed penalties can be even more severe.
Calculatedly Strong Legal Defense
At MayesTelles PLLC, our DUI attorneys have extensive experience serving the residents of Phoenix. We understand how serious the ramifications of a DUI with injuries can be. If you or a loved one was charged, know that time is not on your side. It is important that you seek legal representation you can trust. Our DUI defense team has nearly 100 years of experience helping individuals who were charged with DUIs.
DUI with injury charges can appear on your criminal record. While this might not seem like a big deal, know that your current and future employers have access to such records. It can affect your professional, academic, and personal life. If you have been charged, contact our Phoenix DUI defense attorneys today. We take the time to understand where our clients are coming from, so that we can offer tailored legal care for them.
Contact us today at (602) 428-7104 to talk with one of our lawyers!