If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and police have charged you with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), you face a misdemeanor charge that could become a felony DUI if another individual in the accident was injured or killed.

California law states that if a person is convicted of DUI stemming from an injury accident, the court may impose an additional year of confinement for each person who is injured. In addition, prosecutors may file an enhancement for "great bodily injury" if a person is seriously injured as a result of a DUI accident, and three years may be added to a prison sentence. A prison sentence for DUI can be enhanced by five years if an injury to another leads to that person ending up in a coma or dying.


Clearly, the enhanced penalties that occur for a DUI conviction involving a car accident are serious. The situation requires experienced and effective legal representation from a lawyer who has been there before. My name is Dale Gribow, and as a Palm Desert criminal defense attorney with more than 35 years of experience, I am just the attorney you need if you're facing a DUI charge in the greater Palm Springs area.

I understand the seriousness of a DUI charge — felony or misdemeanor — and the long-term impact it can have on you and your family. My law firm has a long track record of success defending individuals against DUI charges in Riverside County and throughout Southern California.

When necessary, I have my team conduct our own thorough investigation of each injury accident. Police often make mistakes in their investigations that, if identified, can result in a reduction or dismissal of DUI charges. I have also successfully negotiated reduced charges for individuals who enter addiction rehabilitation programs or accept some other alternative sentencing.


I invite you to contact my Palm Desert law firm, Dale Gribow Attorney at Law, to schedule a Free Strategy Analysis Consultation. Together, we will review the facts of your case, and I will provide a candid assessment of what you might expect as an outcome, as well as the next steps to take.