DUI with Injury Charges in Tampa, FL
Tampa DUI Defense Attorney
A person arrested for DUI that involves an accident automatically faces more serious charges than one arrested for a simple drunk driving charge. The charges become even more serious if the accident resulted in serious bodily injury to another person. DUI with serious bodily injury is considered a felony offense in the state of Florida, and a conviction on such charges can result in the defendant serving up to 5 years in prison. If the injuries prove fatal to the victim, the defendant could face up to 15 years in prison.
In the event that you have been arrested for DUI with injury, it is strongly advised that you contact a Tampa DUI lawyer to represent you in your case. Our defense team can investigate the charges against you in detail, including both the drunk driving aspect and the injury accident aspect. It is possible that the accident was the fault of another driver, or that you were wrongfully accused of a criminal offense. Your lawyer can examine all the relevant facts of your case, and identify the errors and flaws in the case as part of the defense efforts on your behalf.
Defending Felony DUI Cases in Tampa
Our legal team at The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger is dedicated to protecting the rights of those charged with intoxicated driving. Attorney Tim Hessinger has two decades of legal experience, including 15 years as a prosecutor, and he has utilized that experience in effectively defending hundreds of criminal cases, including DUI cases that involve injury as well as manslaughter.
If you have been charged with DUI with injury, call our offices today, and we will act quickly in defending your case. Early involvement in the case could have a significant impact on your case, and we urge you to contact us immediately if accused of this serious felony DUI offense.