Have You Been Charged With Drunk Driving Causing Injury In Pennsylvania?
Driving under the influence (DUI) charges are incredibly serious. If you are convicted of a DUI with injury, you could be facing much higher penalties. A DUI with injury includes being involved in a car accident that resulted in injuries. The best thing to do for yourself in this situation is to call experienced Scranton DUI attorney William D. Thompson at Thompson Law. He provides committed and aggressive advocacy in your case.
Assessing The Charges And Related Penalties
Prosecutors can apply this charge in addition to a standard DUI charge, even if the injury another person suffered was minor. However, it’s up to the prosecution to prove you are guilty of causing this harm. In order to be charged with a DUI with injury, the prosecutor must show you broke the law or were negligent when driving and that your actions caused another person’s injury.
If your DUI caused severe injuries, you could be charged with aggravated DUI assault, which is a second-degree felony. You could also be fined a maximum of $20,000 and face up to 10 years in prison. If the DUI led to the wrongful death of an individual, you would be confronted with a charge of vehicular homicide, which is a second-degree felony. This charge will lead to a mandatory 3-year prison sentence, in addition to which, you may also have to pay a $25,000 penalty.
Fight Your Charges With A Skilled DUI Attorney
Founding attorney William D. Thompson is a knowledgeable and qualified legal representative who is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals accused of a crime. Each client receives personal attention because he is invested in their future. He is available 24/7 to take your calls.