Arrested for DUI with Injury?
Retain a Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyer
Any DUI conviction will be costly in terms of fines, fees, and possible jail time; but if you caused an accident in which another person was hurt, your penalties can increase immensely. This could be an automatic felony, leading to several years in prison and a felony on your record. Our DUI attorney in Birmingham can fight to keep you from a conviction and preserve your freedom!
Tidwell Law Group, LLC is poised to successfully handle your DUI with injury case. We have been fighting drinking and driving charges for over 17 years, helping our clients avoid convictions. Our experience and comprehensive understanding of Alabama law regarding DUI make us a vital resource for anyone looking to fight their DUI arrest.
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What Are the Elements of a DUI with Injury?
A DUI in which a person was injured is a wobbler which could be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the details of the case. Details that could affect the outcome of your DUI with injury case include your prior criminal history, the severity and type injuries sustained by the victim, your BAC at the time of arrest, and other circumstances.
The prosecution will need to prove three things to obtain a conviction:
- You were driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs
- Your actions while impaired were illegal or negligent
- These actions resulted in another person's injury
Because your case hinges on these three elements of proof, it is essential that you retain a legal team that has experience handling DUI charges. If any critical pieces of your arrest are proven unlawful or improper, your case could be thrown out. Find a DUI attorney immediately if you have been accused of injuring another person while driving under the influence.
Our firm can fight your charges.
At Tidwell Law Group, LLC, we know that a DUI arrest is far from a conviction and that you have a right to be defended. Our DUI lawyer in Birmingham can challenge the details of your arrest, including any blood or breath test you took or the manner in which you were arrested. We have seen countless positive results as a result of our dedicated representation.
Call our office today to get started building your defense!