DUI with an Automobile Accident in Oklahoma
Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious matter in and of itself, but if an automobile accident was also involved, the consequences can be even more severe and uncertain.
Oklahoma lawmakers take aggressive stance against DUI incidents as driving while under the influence increases the likelihood of traffic accidents, and related serious injuries and death. According to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, there were 173 fatal alcohol-related crashes and 628 total alcohol-related crashes within Oklahoma in 2016.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI and a related automobile accident, it is important to realize that you are not alone and that there is help available.
Penalties for a DUI Automobile Accident
The penalty for a first time DUI without any related accidents is usually considered a misdemeanor, but if there was a child in the vehicle or if there was an accident that caused great bodily injury, you could be charged with a felony.
Penalties for a felony DUI may include up to 10 years in jail and up to $5,000 in fines. A conviction will also be on your permanent record, potentially preventing you from getting certain jobs or making it more challenging to rent an apartment.
Start Here For Aggressive Representation in Your Case
You need a lawyer who is experienced with DUI charges within Oklahoma. While a DUI with a related automobile accident is a serious charge, depending on the circumstances of your case there may be ways to obtain a reduced sentence or have the charges against you dismissed.
Remember: a charge is not a conviction. The attorneys at the Edge Law Firm have a proven track record for getting the best possible outcomes for those charged with DUI offences. Contact us today to let us help you get back in control of your life and future.