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DUI Causing Injury in CA

Santa Rosa DUI Attorney Evan E. Zelig – (707) 418-5352

Being accused of driving under the influence (DUI) can be devastating for your reputation, driving privileges, finances, and freedom. Being accused of a “DUI causing injury” as it is known in California is downright catastrophic. If you are facing such a charge, it is time for you to contact our Santa Rosa DUI lawyer.

What makes us the right choice for your case?

Working with our law firm can take the stress of the situation right off your shoulders. Whether you believe you caused an accident that injured someone or not, we intend on minimizing the potential consequences, right up to a case dismissal when possible.

Your first case review is free – schedule yours today by calling (707) 418-5352

DUI Causing Injury Penalties in California

According to California legal statutes, a “DUI causing injury” charge can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The charges will be escalated depending on your tested blood alcohol content (BAC) level at the time of your arrest, your driving record, how extensive the reported injuries were, and other factors unique to your case.

A misdemeanor DUI causing injury can be penalized with:

  • 5 days to 364 days in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Up to 30 months in California “DUI school”
  • 1 to 3 year license suspension

Felony DUI causing injury convictions might include:

  • 2 to 4 years in prison; 5 to 10 if someone suffered serious injury
  • Up to 3 additional years if multiple people are harmed
  • One “Strike” under California’s Three Strike Law
  • Up to $5,000 in fines but no less than $1,000
  • 18 or 30 month DUI schooling
  • 5 year revocation – not suspension – of driver’s license

In both misdemeanors and felonies, the decision of the criminal court can be to order the offender to pay for the victim’s recovery. For serious injuries, this could mean paying tens of thousands of dollars or more in medical bills in addition to other penalties.

When You Need a Fighter In Your Corner

The heavy penalties associated with DUI causing injury could result in the destruction of your livelihood if you do nothing to defend yourself. Right away, we know you will see the difference our tenacity, knowledge, and know-how can make for your DUI case.

Rather than hesitating and wondering what can be done, pick up the phone and call (707) 418-5352 to connect with our Santa Rosa DUI lawyer.

Why You Can Rely on Our Firm:

  • Aggressive, proactive approach to handling criminal cases.
  • Client-oriented services.
  • 24/7 availability by phone.
  • Hands-on guidance and support through the criminal justice system.

Testimonials

Our Clients Tell It Best
  • “Mr. Zelig is by far the best over-all lawyer in Sonoma county hands down!”

    Michael J. H.

  • “He's patient and gets to the bottom of the problem quickly and professionally.”

    Erin H.

  • “He believed and me and wouldn't back down!”

    Courtney

  • “Always returned my calls or emails promptly. Seemed to really care what happens to you as a person.”

    Michael

  • “Evan Zelig is exactly what you want from a lawyer.”

    Former Client

  • “Mr.Zelig handles the charges as if they were filed against him!”

    Mike

  • “Evan was extremely accessible and thorough when it came to my representation.”

    Dominic H.

  • “He is a pit bull amongst lawyers.”

    Sevan

  • “Mr. Zelig got me RESULTS!”

    Former Client

  • “He was super knowledgable and represented me at my court hearing.”

    Former Client

  • “Evan fought hard to achieve the best possible results on both legal matters.”

    Former Client

  • “Takes the stress away from a very stressful time.”

    Brent B.

  • “I definitely recommend him to anybody!”

    Chloe D.

  • “Evan was great, every step of the way.”

    Former Client

  • “I know Evan to be one of the best criminal defense litigators in Northern California.”

    Ryan W.