DUI Resulting in Serious Injury
Arrested for DUI? Our Rhode Island Defense Attorney Can Help!
In Rhode Island, DUI crimes are taken very seriously and can result in severe, life-altering punishments, especially if the incident led to an injury or death. If you were arrested for a DUI, it is crucial that you take immediate action to protect your legal rights and freedoms by contacting an experienced DUI attorney.
If convicted, you could be forced to pay hefty fines, might have your license revoked, or could even face life in prison. Protect your future and reach out to our defense attorney today. At the Law Office of Jason Knight, we make sure each client receives the attention and time they require. Attorney Jason Knight has more than 15 years of experience as a defense lawyer, and he previously worked as a prosecutor. His background provides him with invaluable insight to the other side, which can create a stronger defense for your case.
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Penalties for DUI with an Injury
If you were involved in an accident while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is very likely that someone involved in the crash was injured. Any DUI conviction can result in serious penalties, but DUI cases involving injury or death will usually lead to far more severe consequences. Determining what type of penalties the accident may lead to will depend on the severity of the injuries sustained. DUI with serious bodily injury can result in imprisonment for up to 10 years, fines of up to $5,000, and driver's’ license revocation for up to 2 years.
However, if it is the driver’s second offense, the imprisonment will not be less than 2 years, fines may reach up to $10,000, and the license revocation may last up to 4 years. Also, drivers may be ordered by the court to submit to alcohol or drug treatment. “Serious bodily injury” may be defined as a physical injury that results in physical disfigurement, impairment, loss of function of a specific body part, or puts the victim at risk of death.
DUI Penalties for Fatal Accidents
When a DUI crash involves a fatality, the intoxicated driver may face extremely harsh repercussions if convicted.
For first offense drivers, a conviction may lead to:
- Between 5-15 years imprisonment
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- Driver’s license revocation for up to 5 years
- Court-ordered alcohol or drug treatment program
If this is the driver’s second DUI offense, he or she may face:
- Up to 20 years in prison
- Fines of up to $20,000
- Driver's license revocation for up to 5 years
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If you are facing DUI charges involving an injury or death, it is important that you build a strong, aggressive defense in order to protect your rights and freedoms. Attorney Jason Knight has defended thousands of criminal cases over the years and has a thorough understanding of criminal law. We are available 24/7 for emergency calls!
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