While any charge of driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious matter, those which involve severe injury can carry particularly harsh penalties. If you have been charged with DUI causing serious bodily injury, it is crucial you get in touch with a powerful Orlando DUI lawyer from The Wiseman Law Firm as soon as possible to guard your future and freedom. Having tenaciously fought to protect accused clients throughout Florida for more than 15 years, our team of aggressive advocates can ensure you receive a fair trial and provide the strong defense you need during this frightening time.
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Under Florida Statutes Section 316.193(3), a defendant may be charged with DUI with serious bodily injury if it can be proven that 1) they were driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle, 2) they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs to an extent that their normal faculties were impaired or that their blood alcohol concentration was above the legal limit of 0.08%, and 3) as a result of operating the vehicle, the defendant caused or contributed to a person’s serious bodily injury.
Serious bodily injury can be classified as any injury to any person, including the defendant themselves, which creates a substantial risk of:
DUI causing serious bodily injury is classified as a third degree felony offense, carrying up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine upon conviction. Enhanced penalties may be imposed if a defendant was found to have had a BAC of 0.15 or higher, or if they were accompanied by a minor at the time of the offense. Additionally, a defendant will likely be required to pay restitution to the victim to compensate them for their losses.
When facing charges as serious as these, you simply cannot afford to leave your case in the hands of a less experienced lawyer. At The Wiseman Law Firm, our Orlando DUI attorney understands the various strategies and arguments necessary to level the playing field and maximize your chances of securing a favorable result. From submitting motions to suppress your breath and blood test results to negotiating for a reduction or dismissal of your charges, we have what it takes to ensure your rights are guarded.
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