DUI Accidents with Injuries

Tampa DUI Accident Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with causing an automobile accident while driving under the influence, it is in your best interest to contact a Tampa DUI accident lawyer as soon as possible. A driver convicted of causing an automobile accident while DUI will face serious legal consequences. In addition to the penalty imposed for the DUI charge, the driver will be liable for any property damage or personal injuries that were caused as a result of the auto accident.

In DUI accidents involving bodily injuries to another person, law enforcement can charge the suspected driver with an enhanced DUI. Depending on the nature of the bodily injuries, the DUI can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. In Florida, a DUI with injuries can be charged as a felony if there is serious bodily injury. "Serious Bodily Injury" means an injury to any person, including the driver, which consists of a physical condition that creates a substantial risk of death, serious personal disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.



However, just because the arresting officer may have charged you with an enhanced DUI, it does not mean that the State will formally file the elevated charges. It is to your benefit to consult with a Tampa DUI accident attorney who will review the facts of your case and assert the necessary challenges regarding whether certain injuries truly rise to the level of "serious bodily injury." A DUI with injury is a very serious offense. Thus, it is important to hire an experienced DUI accident attorney who will fight to defend your rights and protect your future.


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Contact an Experienced Tampa DUI Lawyer

If you have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence stemming from an automobile accident, you need to be aware of your rights and privileges that may be at risk, and of the penalties you may face such as possible jail time, enhanced fines and/or the revocation of your driver's license.

As a former criminal prosecutor, Dereck Capaz has the experience and knowledge that is necessary to handle DUI cases and to develop a strategic and aggressive defense plan to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI accident, you should retain an aggressive and experienced DUI criminal defense attorney immediately. Contact Tampa DUI attorney Dereck Capaz at the Capaz Law Firm at (813) 440-2700. We will give your case the personal attention that is needed to ensure all of your rights and privileged remain protected.

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