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WHAT ARE YOU FACING IF YOU HAVE A DUI CASE THAT CAUSED AN INJURY IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY?
For those people who were arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles that caused an injury to another, you fate will hinge in large part on how bad the injury is to the other party. If the injured party merely suffered soft tissue injuries, then the case will likely be filed as a misdemeanor and your exposure to harsh punishment will be limited, though you should still hire a Los Angeles DUI lawyer to make sure that you obtain the best possible outcome for your DUI case. If, on the other hand, the other party has a serious injury, then you will be facing a felony and time in jail or prison, depending on many factors related to your prior record, blood alcohol level and so forth.
Many times, it is difficult to ascertain whether the subject injury is serious enough for purposes of a DUI, to put you in this bad felony category. Sometimes alleged victims have an incentive to make their injury seem worse than it is, so they can sue you / your insurance company and collect a hefty some of money. Obviously this is where having a skilled DUI defense attorney can save the day. A defense lawyer who has handled DUI with injury cases in the court your case in pending, is not just needed, they are essential for the sake of your record and freedom!
Injuries, in my experience, that will automatically qualify as a serious injury for purposes of a felony charge are those that cause broken bones or some sort of disfigurement to the victim. Other internal injuries that may or may not qualify involve injuries such as tears and strains of the muscles, lacerations that cause scars and other sorts of definable injuries that cause pain and suffering for the person that was hurt. If you are facing a DUI involving injuries, then you are best served if you meet with a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney who has been down the road you are about to travel and had success.
Your first move should be to meet with a qualified DUI attorney in Los Angeles who has successfully handled DUI cases in the court where your cases is pending. Once you have your meeting set up, you should put together a list of pertinent questions related to your concerns and make sure that the DUI lawyer sufficiently answers each and every question to your satisfaction. Next, when you meet with the attorney face to face, you should make sure that you are comfortable with their qualifications and most importantly make sure you feel comfortable with them and like them. If so, then the judge and prosecutor will likely feel the same way.
When I meet with clients, I try and have a goal that when the client leaves the meeting, they have all of their questions answered, have an idea of what they are facing and know exactly what they can do to assist me with their case. Once everything has been flushed out at the meeting it is my experience that my client’s usually feel much better about their situation, now that I have explained the process to them and where they fall within it.
Uncertainty is not something people like or feel comfortable about. Especially when your freedom, reputation, driving and criminal record are on the line. You understandably want to know where you stand and what you can do to make things go as smoothly as possible. That all starts with your Los Angeles DUI lawyer and how they handle you and your case. The goal of our top-ranked DUI defense law firm is to make sure your case is handled discreetly, professionally and with the utmost discretion.
Our lawyers want you to be successful both with the outcome of your case and the stress level that comes along with a DUI case. The faster we can get your case resolved and you out of the criminal justice system, the more comfortable you will feel and the easier it will be for you to move on with your life from both a physical and emotional perspective.
We realize we are dealing with people who are usually unfamiliar with the legal system and it is our job guide you through it and make it as easy as possible to achieve the best result!