DUI charges should never be taken lightly. Even a first time DUI on a clean driving record can lead to jail time, fines, probation and more. In addition, there are other circumstances that can make DUI charges even greater. The worst of these is a DUI Accident charge. If you are involved in an accident, police will check your BAC to see if anyone was under the influence. If you had been drinking, you will be charged with DUI and held responsible for any injuries you have caused. In the worst situations, a life is lost. These offenses usually lead to felony charges.
For example, a 21 year old South Carolina man was driving on the road Monday night when his SUV drifting into oncoming traffic and he hit 2 motorcyclists head on. The couple on the motorcycles died and the man is being charged with felony DUI. If he is convicted, he faces several years in jail, thousands of dollars in fines and the stigma of convicted felon for the rest of his life. In these situations, hiring an experienced lawyer is the best course of action to take. Sadly, there is no happy ending for anyone involved in this accident. Two lives are lost and a young man's future is in the air.
In cases like this, the offender is shamed by the media and society in general. The DUI attorneys at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP never treat our clients like criminals or bad people. We understand that the majority of DUI drivers never mean to hurt anyone and that anyone can be arrested for DUI. We focus on helping our clients in every way possible and not letting them feel like they are being judged. Our team of legal professionals deals with DUI clients every day from all walks of life. If you or your child has been accused of DUI in California, call Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP now.