DUI charges can have a huge impact on your future
Car accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence in Palm Desert. Some of these accidents will result in a driver being charged with driving under the influence. A first offense DUI charge is a misdemeanor, but if someone was injured or killed in the accident, that charge may become a felony and the penalties for a conviction become more serious.
In California, the court may add one year of jail time to a DUI sentence for each person injured in the accident. In cases where someone is seriously injured in a DUI accident, the prosecutor on the case may charge the defendant with DUI resulting in great bodily injury. In those cases, the court may add three years to the person’s prison sentence. If the injured person ends up in a coma or dead, five years can be added. Whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, a DUI of any kind can have a major effect on your life. Consequences can be severe and change the course of your entire future. The steps you take after the initial arrest can play a major role in what happens to you. Protecting yourself from these serious consequences is essential.
Attorney Dale Gribow has years of experience investigating DUI cases and picking up on the mistakes made by law enforcement officials when they arrest and charge drivers with DUIs. Finding those mistakes can mean the difference between years in prison and freedom. For more information on how Attorney Gribow defends people accused of DUI, please visit our website.