DUIs Involving Accidents Must Be Taken Seriously
Any DUI case with an accident is always more serious than just “drunk driving.” Courts nearly always increase penalties for any case with an accident, even if no one was injured. Because DUI drivers are expected to cause accidents, the legal system takes a particularly dim view of DUI drivers in accident cases.
DUI With an Accident Can Have Serious Consequences
Our firm provides legal advice to clients in Vista and surrounding areas facing drunk driving charges under the following DUI accident scenarios:
- For property damage only, the accident is a misdemeanor.
- An injury accident caused by a DUI driver is a felony: The injury caused to another person can be as minor as soft tissue neck or back pain.
- If someone was killed in the accident connected with your DUI charge, it is a felony manslaughter or can be murder in an aggravated case.
Very Qualified and Experienced DUI Defense Attorneys
Christoph Law Offices has handled more than 4,000 DUI cases over the past 45+ years of combined experience. These cases have involved a range of situations: first-offense DUI, DUIs with priors, accidents, injuries and even death. In many DUI cases, the Christophs are able to negotiate lesser charges or minimize the penalties, and work to preserve driving privileges when possible. The Christophs deal with local judges, prosecutors and law enforcement on a daily basis.
Christoph Law Offices will give you an honest and realistic appraisal of your case with realistic expectations based on more than 45 years of handling DUI accident cases. William and Nicholas Christoph provide very personal and professional representation. Christoph Law Offices will provide the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards to achieve the best possible result in your case.