DUI with Injuries Lawyer in Atlanta
The Penalty of Inflicting Serious Injury by Vehicle
Section 40-6-394 of the Georgia Code outlines the crime of causing serious injury to an individual with a vehicle as a felony offense. If you have been arrested for DUI in relation to an accident that inflicted serious injury to another person, you not only face the penalties of a DUI, but also the penalties of causing serious bodily injury. Combined, these charges can have serious effects on your present and future livelihood, and may put your employment opportunities at risk.
At Weintraub & Alper Legal, we have defended clients against DUI and other criminal charges for decades. With 40+ years of collective experience, our team of Atlanta DUI attorneys offers capable defense and personalized attention to each of our clients' cases. When it comes to protecting your rights and future opportunities from the damaging effects of a criminal conviction, trust a firm that has a proven record of success in DUI defense and criminal law.
As former prosecutors, our team knows it pays to know both sides of the courtroom. Contact us today and secure legal counsel from our award-winning attorneys!
Understanding the Charges You Face
Under Georgia law, "serious bodily injury" by vehicle includes any harm that results in a person losing a limb or losing use of part of their body, whether by physical trauma or brain damage. Even when an individual does not intend to inflict injury, they may be held accountable for the injuries caused. If you were charged with DUI during the incident, this may only increase the severity of the punishments you receive upon conviction.
The penalties of a DUI related to serious bodily injury may include the following:
Up to 15 years in prison
Up to $5,000 in fines
Driver's license suspension
Period of probation
Protect Your Future by Fighting the Evidence
Being arrested for DUI does not guarantee that you will be convicted. The DUI arrest is based on evidence gathered by the arresting officer, including sobriety tests, witness statements, and their personal observations. None of these are infallible, not even chemical breath tests—it is up to the prosecution to convince a jury or a judge that you were intoxicated at the time of the incident.
Atlanta DUI attorney Howard J. Weintraub has helped many of our clients secure a positive outcome in difficult cases involving DUI and criminal charges. Contesting the evidence with a skilled legal professional by your side may mean the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor, and under the right circumstances, it could result in your case being dismissed entirely.
Schedule a case consultation with our firm today and secure dedicated legal representation!