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DUI with Bodily Injury | Melbourne DUI Attorney

If you have been arrested for DUI with injury in Brevard County, FLA, the Melbourne criminal attorneys at the Law Office of Richard G. Canina represent clients throughout the Brevard County area including Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, and Satellite Beach.

In Florida, a person may face enhanced DUI penalties if, while committing the crime of DUI, damages the property of another or causes bodily injury to another. DUI with personal injury or property damage may be prosecuted as a first degree misdemeanor, and is punishable by up to 1 year in Brevard County Jail. If convicted, the person may also face a maximum fine of $1,000 and probation for up to 1 year. A DUI collision that results in serious bodily injury to another may be charged as a third degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a $5000 fine.

Because of the harsh penalties associated with this type of charge, your best protection is to retain an experienced Brevard County DUI lawyer at the earliest possible stage of your case. If you are facing these serious charges, then do not hesitate to speak with a Melbourne DUI attorney at our firm today. Contact us.

Injury vs. Serious Injury

What is the difference between "injury" and "serious injury" when it comes to a DUI arrest? Typically, regular personal injury will involve an injury that heals quickly and does not cause lasting or permanent damage. A serious injury usually involves injuries, both psychological and physical, that are permanently debilitating. Your accident may have wrongfully been classified as a "serious injury" case, in which case our firm can step in and argue against the enhancement in your charge. When an injury occurs during a DUI, the driver’s license revocation period will be different than regular DUI offenses. There will be a minimum 3-year revocation.

Contact a Melbourne DUI Lawyer

To learn more about the penalties of a DUI with injury conviction or to speak with an attorney for counsel regarding your case, then please contact a Melbourne DUI lawyer from the Law Office of Richard G. Canina as soon as possible. A DUI conviction leaves a permanent mark on your record. You have the opportunity to fight back. Contact our office today for a FREE Case Evaluation.

Law Office of Richard G. Canina | Brevard County DUI with Injury Attorney

At the Law Office of Richard G. Canina, our firm sets itself apart from others in the level of personal service we provide to our clients. We are 100% committed to defending our clients vigorously and to keeping our clients fully informed at every step of the way. With over 30 years of combined experience defending DUI cases in Florida, our attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible! If you have been arrested for DUI in Brevard County, FL, start fighting back today! We can help you. Contact our office today for a FREE case evaluation.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Richard G. Canina proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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