When a drunk driving charge includes an accident, there is a chance that you will face more than just a simple drunk driving charge. In fact, you might face a vehicular assault or vehicular homicide if someone was injured or died because of the accident. We know that facing those serious charges might be alarming, but it is imperative that you don’t try to ignore them. Instead, you should get started on learning about the charges and defense options that you might be able to use.
One possible charge that you might face is first degree vehicular assault. When it comes to drunk driving, this charge is usually associated with people who have a blood-alcohol concentration of .18 percent or higher. In that case, you are facing a class D felony charge. That means that if you are convicted, you will face legal, social and economic penalties that could be difficult to deal with.
As you can see, facing criminal charges after a drunk driving accident can be serious. We can help you to learn about what options you have for your defense if you learn you are facing a DUI-related charge. You shouldn’t try to fight the charge on your own because these cases can be very complex.
We understand that people can make mistakes. When your mistake harms or kills another person, you might have to face penalties because of that mistake. We can’t make the possible penalties go away, but we can take the time to try to build a defense that could minimize the penalties that you might face.