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Being charged with a DUI is a serious criminal offense but being accused of inflicting injuries to another person in connection with a DUI offense is far worse and reaps much harsher consequences. A DUI that caused serious bodily injury to another person could result in a plethora of penalties including jail time, hefty fines, and a permanently damaged reputation.
If you have been arrested for a DUI that allegedly resulted in someone being injured, you need to contact an experienced Miami DUI with serious bodily injury defense attorney. At The Hoffman Firm, we understand the nature of these charges and have successfully fought them for many accused individuals over the years.
What Is a DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury?
According to Florida Statute 316.193, a person has committed the criminal act of DUI causing serious bodily injury when they are driving a vehicle while impaired and they cause or in any way contribute to someone else’s serious personal injury.
To be convicted of DUI causing serious bodily injury, the prosecution must prove that:
- The defendant was driving or in physical control of a motor vehicle
- The defendant was under the influence of alcohol and his or her normal faculties were impaired while driving the motor vehicle
- The defendant had a BAC of 0.08 or above
- The defendant caused or contributed to the serious bodily injuries of another person while driving intoxicated
To be considered a cause of the serious bodily injury, your actions don’t need to be the only causal factor in an accident. It is enough for the prosecutor to show your actions led to the crash in some way. Simply deviating from the standard of care is enough.
In addition to the mandatory minimum sentence of 51 months in prison, the following penalties could also be added:
- Up to five years in prison
- Up to five years of probation
- Up to a $5,000 fine
- Driver's license revocation
- Driver's vehicle impounded
- Community service
Consult an Experienced DUI Attorney
If you were arrested for a DUI and have been accused of inflicting a serious bodily injury to another person, please take your legal matter seriously because your freedom is in dire jeopardy. You need the aggressive advocacy of our Miami DUI with serious bodily injury attorney. The Hoffman Firm is here and ready to fight for you.
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