DUI with Injury in Brea

If you drive under the influence and cause bodily injury to someone else while in the city of Brea, you can be arrested and convicted of ‘DUI with injury’ under California Vehicle Code 23153.

Depending on the circumstances of the case, the charges that the prosecution will bring against you could either be felony or misdemeanor charges.

Elements necessary to prove a DUI with injury charge

If you are arrested for DUI with injury, the prosecution must prove the following key elements:

  1. That you were violating California's DUI laws including:
    • You were driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
    • You are driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher/ 0.04% or more if you are a commercial driver's license holder/ 0.01% or higher if you are below 21 years old or are on a prior DUI probation
    • You are driving while physically or mentally impaired by alcohol
  2. That you broke an additional law or acted in a negligent manner while driving and
  3. Your negligent or unlawful act resulted in someone's injury
How to Defend Against a DUI with Injury Charge?

If you are charged with DUI with injury, it is important that you hire an expert DUI attorney. The DUI lawyer will explore several defense strategies to defend your case including:

  • You were not the one driving the vehicle
  • You were not actually driving under the influence
  • You were not the cause of the accident because there were other external factors at play including harsh weather, poor road conditions, a damaged vehicle and so on.

There are of course several other defense strategies that an attorney can explore depending on the circumstances of your case. It is, therefore, important that you call and retain a DUI attorney at the soonest opportunity.

Contact our office immediately if you are being charged of a DUI with Injury.

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