When it comes to how an individual would be charged with a DUI with injury, there are so many risks associated with it. In fact, there are a lot of injuries that could be inflicted to the individual. Even the smallest of all the bruises could be considered an injury.
The following are the injuries that could lead from a DUI:
Broken bones; and
Needless to say, law enforcement authorities are not forgiving when it comes to DUI offenders and that is with a good reason. It is very serious to injure a person while driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and the following are some of the penalties that prove how serious the consequences are:
As a misdemeanor, the defendant is looking at any of the following penalties:
A fine between $390 and $5,000
A period of time ranging from 5 days to one year spent in county jail
Informal probation between 3 to 5 years
Suspension of driving privileges for one to three years
Restitution to any victims
A court-imposed alcohol program ranging from 3, 9, 18, 30 months.
As a felony, the defendant could face any of the following penalties:
A period of imprisonment for 2-4 years in California state prison
An addition one year prison sentence for any injury suffered
An additional 3-year period of imprisonment that must be completed consecutively, if any victim suffers significant bodily injury
Court-imposed DUI school for 18 or 30 months
Fines between $1,015 to $5,000
Habitual Traffic Offender status for 3 years
One strike on your driving record if ay victim suffers significant bodily injury
Revocation of driving privileges for 5 years
The following are the other charges that the individual would face when charged with DUI associated with injury.
California Penal Code 191.5 PC Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated;
California VC 20001 Felony Hit and Run Involving Injury; and
California Penal Code 2739 PC Child Endangerment.
In any way, the individual would need to see that the charge is serious and the law is unforgiving for law violators so people would need to work on it more. Hire a lawyer and see to it that the unpleasant event would be addressed with the right stategy.