A driver who causes injury to another while driving under the influence of alcohol is subject to prosecution by the State of California, pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23153.
According to this statue, a motorist who is suspected of driving while intoxicated, and who is responsible for causing injury to another will be arrested, and will most likely be charged with the most serious offense possible.
The District Attorney has the discretion to charge a suspected DUI driver with the maximum criminal offense. It is a legal maneuver that allows for later negotiation.
Whether the DUI with injury charge is eventually settled as a misdemeanor or a felony, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has the right to suspend the driver’s license of the guilty individual, according to California Vehicle Code area 23153.
Many mitigating factors contribute to the length of the suspension including the previous driving record, number of prior DUIs, BAC level, and more.
A seasoned DUI defense attorney may be able to reduce the DUI with injury charge to a lesser charge, or find evidence to support even greater reduction of charges.
Mounting a defense for a DUI with injury charge should not be done without experienced legal support and guidance. Penalties are severe for convictions, and will have long-lasting consequences.
A felony drunk driving conviction carries even more severe penalties than a DUI with injuries violation, and both are extremely costly and serious. We invite you to contact our office and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced DUI Attorney’s in Chico.
2nd DUI Offense
CVC 23152 (a)
Faced 14 Days in jail
1st DUI Offence
CVC 23152 (b)
FACED 48 Hour in Jail
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Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, CVC 23152 (a)
Faced 3 Days in County Jail