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In the U.S., car accidents are the leading cause of death for individuals 5 to 34 years old. Furthermore, according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDCP), drivers operating motor vehicles under the influence are responsible for about one third of these deaths. It is for this reason that the state of Georgia heavily punishes DUI offenders who cause accidents on the road.
If you are found driving with alcohol in your system after an accident, you may face felony charges and a permanently damaged record. You cannot afford to go without legal representation during this time. As one of the most qualified DUI attorneys in Atlanta, Richard S. Lawson delivers remarkable results on a daily basis. Whatever your charges, our firm is prepared to defend you.
Aggravated Circumstances & Your Offense
Under normal circumstances, both parties involved in a car accident might be held liable for any damages and injuries. Unfortunately, the presence of alcohol in your system can cause law enforcement to hold you fully responsible for the accident.
A DUI with injury charges is considered to be an offense that involves aggravated circumstances. These circumstances can cause the court to enhance your charges and even raise your offense from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Aggravated circumstances often include:
- Injury-related DUI
- High blood alcohol content
- Wrongful death
- Excessive speed
- Child endangerment
- Multiple DUI convictions
Many individuals assume that because they were arrested for DUI under aggravated circumstances, there is nothing they can do to fight their charges. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we know differently. Our firm understands that people are arrested every year for crimes they didn't commit and this includes DUI.
Just because the police suspect that you drove under the influence of alcohol or drugs doesn't mean you did, nor does it mean that you have to plead guilty. Through a comprehensive investigation process, we can explain your options and create a strategy that you feel confident with.
Receive legal assistance from our Atlanta DUI defense lawyer!
Our firm has nearly two decades of DUI case experience. If you've been charged with DUI with injury and don't know where to turn, call us for a free case evaluation. Your reputation and future are at stake. We can help you understand your legal circumstances and rights to ensure that you do not go unrepresented.
Our team is focused on getting the facts and overcoming prejudice in the courtroom – just because law enforcement assumes that you are responsible for someone else's injury doesn't mean that you are. We are prepared to take action from the moment you contact our firm, so schedule your consultation today!