Under California Vehicle Code 23153(a), the elements that must be proven for a conviction of this offense include: A person was driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs; the person while driving broke a law or the person acted in a negligent manner while driving and causing injuries to another person.
Under California Vehicle Code Section 23153(b): “It is unlawful for any person while having .08% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his/her blood to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act against the law, or acting in a negligent manner while driving and causing injuries to another person.
Being “under the influence” impairs your abilities to a level that affects your cautionary driving abilities that one would have while sober or not “under the influence”.
These Los Angeles DUI offense can be filed either as a felony or misdemeanor depending on the circumstances of the case. A misdemeanor conviction is punishable up to a year in jail, and fines whereas a felony conviction can result in a state prison sentence.
If you or someone you love has been accused of a DUI offense and causing injuries in California, contact the experienced San Bernardino County California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 or visit www.wklawdui.com for a consultation of your case. We will be there when you call.