A drunk driving arrest can result in more than one charge against you. A Florida DUI can include several charges depending on the circumstances of your arrest. Mary C. Lindsay, 61, was arrested on June 5, 2010 and charged with DUI property damage, DUI serious bodily injury and DUI careless driving after striking and seriously injuring 2 veteran police officers with her car in Miami.
Sergeants Robert G. Laurenceau and Orlando R. Villaverde sustained head injuries, injury to the spinal cord and broken bones after Lindsay drove through a police perimeter. The perimeter was clearly identified by parked emergency vehicles with flashing lights.
Lindsay’s situation, though extreme, clearly demonstrates the variety of charges that can be leveled against someone accused of drunk driving. Even when the decks seem to be stacked against you, it’s vital to retain the services of an experienced Florida DUI attorney who can inform you of your legal rights and work to help reduce or dismiss your DUI charges. It is even more important to hire an experienced lawyer if you have caused death or injury to another person.
The penalties for DUI serious bodily injury or vehicular homicide are extremely high. Look for a South Florida DUI defense lawyer who has experience with DUI cases in court. Many lawyers will accept DUI cases even though this may not be their area of specialty, so be sure to ask upon your first meeting.
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If you are facing DUI charges in South Florida, your legal team is your best defense. Contact the Miami DUI defense attorneys at Falk & Ross to discuss your case – (877) 663-5110.