DWI Accidents

Panama City DWI Accidents Attorney

Defense for DUI Accidents

If you have been arrested for DUI, you may be wondering what the consequences are for being involved in a car accident while under the influence. While DUI is a serious offense, being involved in an accident while intoxicated is not always a serious offense as well. There are factors that will determine how a DUI accident case will be treated. The severity of the accident, injuries, and other circumstances will affect the outcome of the case.

If you have been arrested for a DUI accident, contact our firm today. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with our attorney.

Penalties for DUI Accidents

In Florida, there are different penalties for DUI accidents based on the severity of the accident. If the accident resulted in serious bodily injury or death, you will be charged with a felony. If the accident resulted in property damage, injuries other than serious bodily injury, or death, you will be charged with a misdemeanor.

The penalties for a misdemeanor DUI accident include:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • Up to $500 in fines
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device installation

The penalties for a felony DUI accident include:

  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device installation
  • An assessment of a civil penalty

In addition to these penalties, you will also be required to complete a DUI program. If you are found to be a habitual traffic offender, your penalties will be increased.

Factors Affecting Penalties for a DUI Accident

The severity of your penalties for a DUI accident will depend on the factors of the accident. In general, the more serious the injuries or damage, the more serious the penalties will be. Some other factors that may affect the penalties are:

  • Whether you caused the accident
  • Whether you had prior DUI convictions
  • Whether there were passengers under the age of 18 in the vehicle
  • Whether there were passengers who were injured
  • The presence of aggravating circumstances

The presence of aggravating circumstances may increase the penalties. Aggravating circumstances are facts or circumstances surrounding the accident that may increase the penalties. For example, a DUI accident that resulted in serious injuries to another driver may be considered an aggravating circumstance. If you have been charged with a DUI accident, you should contact our firm to discuss your case and possible defenses.

Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation

If you are facing DUI accident charges, you should contact Lisa Anderson Law for help. Attorney Lisa Anderson has years of experience defending clients who have been accused of DUI accidents. She knows how to defend clients against serious charges and knows how to get the best possible outcome for her clients.

Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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