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Nevada DUI with Injury or Death

By Law Office of Chip Siegel  Jun. 17, 2011 4:35p

In the state of Nevada, when people are involved in a drunk driving accident and no one was injured or killed, the drunk driver will usually face misdemeanor charges. On the other hand, if someone suffered serious bodily injury, or death as a result of the accident, then the drunk driver is facing felony DUI charges that can land them in prison for up to 20 years. Serious bodily injury can relate to passengers in the drunk driver’s car, drivers or passengers in the other vehicle/s, motorcyclists, bicyclists, or pedestrians. If you have been arrested for DUI with Injury, contact a Las Vegas DUI attorney without delay.

The term DUI causing injury or death in Nevada can relate to either a drunk driver, or someone under the influence of drugs, who causes substantial bodily harm or death, to another person. Essentially, when somebody seriously injures or kills another person, because of their driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they can subsequently be prosecuted with a felony offense.

If you have been arrested for DUI and another person was seriously injured or killed in the accident, then you have an up-hill battle ahead of you. Drunk driving is taken very seriously, even more so if someone was injured or killed. Unfortunately, sometimes law enforcement is too quick to pin the blame on a driver who has had a few drinks prior to the accident, even if it wasn’t their fault.

In Your Defense

DUI accidents with injury are serious and complex cases. Keep in mind that you are innocent until proven guilty; however you will need an experienced DUI attorney to present your case. Without a strong defense, you risk losing your freedom and your driving privileges for years to come.

When facing criminal consequences, it is always best to hire your own legal representation to protect your legal rights. You may have not been at fault at all in the accident in question. It will take a skilled attorney to interview witnesses, to examine the evidence and create a reconstruction of the accident. In addition, it would be in your best interests to have a DUI lawyer by your side when you plead either guilty or not guilty. If you were involved in a DUI accident causing injury or death, contact a Las Vegas DUI lawyer from the Law Offices of Chip Siegel, ESQ. today!

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