A DUI causing injury may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. How it is charged depends on your past criminal record and the circumstances of the DUI arrest. Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law will examine all the details of your case to get you the best result possible. We examine your case to find inconsistencies that may lead to lesser or dismissed charges. Just because the D.A. thinks you are guilty doesn't mean you are. Retain Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law to have an experienced DUI lawyer defend you against all DUI charges.
Remember that Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law will obtain the best result for you based on our investigation of your case and any mitigating circumstances we find. As your Ventura DUI lawyers Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law will ensure that all possible avenues are explored to prove that you weren't under the influence or that your BAC was inaccurately reported.
You may be charged with a DUI causing injury because you were driving under the influence and you injured another person. You may be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the 1) circumstances of the offense 2) your criminal record, with emphasis on any prior DUI offenses.
In order to be convicted of DUI causing injury the prosecutor must prove: 1) that you drove while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, 2) that while driving you broke a law or acted in a negligent manner while driving 3) that your unlawful act or negligence while driving injured another person.
Driving with a BAC of 0.08% or greater is what is known as the "per se" law. CA DUI law presumes that if your BAC is 0.08% or more at the time of your blood/breath test that you are guilty of DUI... regardless of whether you were actually under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Driving under the influence of drugs can mean drugs of any kind: prescription, illegal, or even over the counter.
CA DUI law states that you must act in a negligent manner or break a law in addition to driving under the influence. In other words, your act or negligence caused the other person's injury.
Contact Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law immediately upon being investigated or charged with any DUI causing injury. We have over thirty years experience in defending these cases. We will put our expertise to work for you.