Oklahoma DUI with Great Bodily Injury
Driving Under the Influence is a crime because a truly impaired driver is a danger to everyone on the road. The police will usually arrest people for this crime if they have cause to pull someone over and can prove their BAC exceeds the legal limit. In some cases however, DUI arrests can happen after an accident has occurred.
Causing Bodily Harm
If a multi-car accident occurs, it is possible that someone in another car will be injured, which would change the penalty for the impaired driver.
Bodily injury is defined as injury that causes serious injury that harms an organ, causes irreparable disfigurement, or risk of death. If Great Bodily Injury is added to a DUI charge, the driver could face:
- A minimum of one year in prison, and a maximum of ten years.
- A fine of up to $5,000.
- A loss of driving privileges for some amount of time.
Serious Defense For Serious Crimes
A DUI that causes injury to others is a serious legal matter, and one that requires professional legal guidance. If you or someone you know has been involved in an DUI incident in which others were injured, you need the experience of the Edge Law Firm on your side.