Introduction to DUI
Accused of causing an accident that took a life? Act fast to protect your rights by hiring your DUI murder defense attorney.
DUI offenses are punished harshly because driving while impaired is dangerous. Nowhere is this more apparent than in cases where drugs or alcohol contribute to fatal traffic accidents.
If you are involved in a DUI accident that takes someone’s life, you could easily find yourself facing the extremely serious charge of DUI murder. If convicted of this second-degree felony murder charge, you will face:
- 15 to life in state prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- A strike on your record under the California Three Strikes Law
You may feel like the situation is hopeless…
…But Chambers Law Firm can help.
For an effective defense against a DUI murder charge, you need an attorney with ample experience in both the specifics of DUIs and broader issues of criminal defense. This is exactly what you get with Chambers Law Firm. We understand the nuances of DUI murder and we will do everything in our power to help you secure a fair and favorable outcome to your case.
Remember: Not All Fatal Accidents Rise to the Level of DUI Murder
DUI murder charges generally only apply to repeat DUI offenders who have been educated about the dangers of DUI, or have been given a specific warning about these dangers as a consequence of their prior conviction.
So, if this is your first DUI offense, it is highly likely that your attorney will be able to reduce the charge to a DUI vehicular manslaughter, which carries lighter penalties.
Another strategy might be for your attorney to argue that you were not actually intoxicated at the time of the accident. In this case, you would most likely be charged with vehicular homicide or vehicular manslaughter, depending on the facts of the case.
Now you may wonder…
…What if the accident wasn’t my fault at all?
Proving fault in a car accident case can be tricky. It is certainly possible that another party actually caused or contributed significantly to the accident, in which case you would not be guilty of vehicular homicide. As your vehicular homicide defense attorney, we will definitely look into this possibility and secure expert testimony to establish liability if necessary.
Start Building Your Defense Now
When you are facing something as serious as a vehicular homicide or vehicular manslaughter charge, it is never too early to start thinking about your defense. Take the first step to securing an expert defense now by calling 855-397-0210 to hire Chambers Law Firm.