What type of penalties will I be facing for my accident?
When there is a serious injury and suspected drunk driving involved in
an accident, the prosecution will relentlessly pursue the toughest penalties
and consequences. This means that is more important than ever for you
to retain a Las Vegas DUI attorney who is prepared to take on your case.
Not only do DUI charges carry major consequences, but causing an injury,
or fatality, results in much more serious repercussions.
You could be facing the following penalties for just a first offense:
- Felony conviction on your record
- Up to 20 years in state prison
- A fine between $2,000 and $5,000
- Possible suspension or revocation of license
- Mandatory ignition interlock installation
- Punitive damages (lawsuit)
You may be able to utilize several defenses, such as proving that you were
not intoxicated at the time of the accident or that your breath or blood
test was mishandled. You may also be able to work out a plea bargain with
the prosecution, settling for a misdemeanor offense, rather than a felony.
This would result in much lighter penalties.
Regardless of your situation, we will fight for the best possible outcome
for your case. Want to schedule your free consultation?
Give our legal team a call today!