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DUI WITH INJURIES
Trust Our Florida DUI Attorneys with Your CaseDUI charges alone can lead to some severe penalties. Florida, along with many other states, has cracked down on crimes related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, these penalties can worsen to extreme amounts if the DUI also led to someone else’s serious bodily injury. If you’ve been charged with a DUI, and someone was injured as a result of the DUI, don’t hesitate to speak to one of our skilled Florida DUI attorneys as soon as possible. Musca Law is extremely experienced in handling many types of DUI cases. Let us help you defend your rights and freedom.
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Serious and Non-Serious Bodily InjuryDepending on the circumstances you could be charged with a lighter or heavier sentence depending on how severe the DUI-caused injuries are. Non-serious injuries would lead to a misdemeanor, while serious bodily injury might result in a felony.
Serious Bodily InjuryAccording to Florida Statutes Section 316.193(3), the crime of DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury includes 3 factual elements. These 3 elements must all be proven beyond a reasonable doubt before you can be convicted of this charge. The 3 features include the following:
- The defendant drove or was in actual physical control of a vehicle.
- The defendant was under the influence of alcohol to such an extent that his or her normal faculties were impaired, or had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, during the time he or she was driving or in control of the vehicle.
- As a result of operating the vehicle, the defendant caused or helped cause serious bodily injury.