DUI with Injury
Las Vegas DUI Attorney
Nevada law states that drinking an alcohol beverage or other prohibited
substance while operating a vehicle, is punishable under
NRS §484C. Even those found with an open alcohol beverage that they claim to have
not been drinking can also be charged. Some instances of drinking and
driving can lead to an accident that ends in an injury or death.
DUI with injury may be charged as a
felony offense, resulting in imprisonment in state prison, fines, driver's
license suspension, and a number of other serious penalties if the defendant
An injury must be serious in order for higher penalties to be inflicted.
These penalties may include up to 20 years in prison, a license suspension
or revocation or a fine up to $5,000. Further consequences can be faced
if the crime involved aggravating factors, such as driving with a child
younger than 15. Penalties will be further increased for each conviction
of driving under the influence. If you have been accused of causing a
drunk driving accident that resulted in injury to another driver, to a passenger or to a cyclist
or pedestrian, you will need immediate legal representation in order to
have the opportunity to avoid a conviction and maximum penalties.
Contact a Las Vegas DUI lawyer today!
As an experienced
Las Vegas DUI lawyer, I have dealt with many cases of this kind. I understand that although
you were involved in an auto accident this does not necessarily mean that
you caused the accident or that you were driving under the influence.
Law enforcement may be quick to believe that a driver who had one or two
drinks was somehow at fault, but there is just as much of a chance that
the other driver or perhaps an external condition caused the accident.
You need a legal professional to assert your rights and your side of the
story in criminal court, and that is precisely the service that an attorney
such as myself can provide.