DUI-related accidents carry heavy penalties because there are often several offenses at play. A misdemeanor DUI conviction may result in fines up to $1,000, up to 12 months of jail time, license suspension, and other penalties. However, when an accident occurs in relation to a DUI charge, and if another person is injured or even killed, the penalties are far greater. In these cases, individuals may face a felony DUI conviction, the consequences of which could be devastating.
For example, the penalties of DUI manslaughter may include:
- Up to 20 years in prison
- Fines up to $1,000
- Suspension of driver's license
- Increase of insurance rates
When a driver involved in an accident is suspected of DUI, the potential consequences of a conviction increase by a significant degree. Whereas some DUI convictions result in misdemeanor punishments, a DUI related to an accident may result in a felony DUI charge. If you are facing a charge of DUI in relation to a car accident, it is imperative that you retain a DUI attorney in Atlanta that has the skills and experience necessary to minimize the chances of a conviction and secure a positive outcome in your case. At Weintraub & Alper Legal, we put our team's 55+ years of collective experience to work for our clients.
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Challenge the DUI Evidence Against You
Field sobriety tests and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests are not infallible evidence of intoxication. These tests can be highly subjective, and if improperly administered, the results may not register an accurate reading of a person's level of intoxication. Improper police procedure at any point during the arrest may also be grounds for throwing out unsubstantiated evidence.
Without a charge of DUI, an offense such as vehicular manslaughter may no longer be considered a felony offense. If you have been wrongfully charged with DUI in relation to a car accident, it is essential for you to consult an Atlanta DUI lawyer who is able to protect your rights in court, especially when the consequences of a criminal conviction can have serious effects on your future.
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If your accident involves a DUI charge, do not underestimate the damage that may be done to your career and your future. Not only will you face license suspension, jail time, and heavy fines, but you also face a mark on your criminal record. When the consequences of a DUI conviction are serious, you will want a serious legal team fighting in your corner. Atlanta DUI attorney Howard J. Weintraub puts his valuable experience and legal abilities to work for each of our clients' cases. When it comes to protecting your rights, consult an award-winning legal team with 55+ years of collective experience in DUI defense and criminal matters of all kinds.
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