January 31, 2013 By Matthew Wallin

What Is The Punishment For A DUI Causing Injury? (PC 23153)

First Conviction: Section 23554

Under California Penal Code section 23554, the punishment for a DUI causing injury can either be a misdemeanor or a felony.

A misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment in county jail for 90 to one year or a fine between $300 and $1,000.  Your driving privileges can also be restricted.

If you are convicted of a felony, you can be imprisoned in county jail for up to three years.

Depending on the facts of your case, an experienced criminal defense attorney from Wallin & Klarich may be able to negotiate a lesser sentence or charge.

Second Conviction: Section 23153

If this is your second conviction for DUI causing injury or within the past ten years, you have been convicted of a separate

DUI or reckless driving offense, then your punishment for the second conviction will increase.

A misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for 120 days to 1 year or a fine between $390 and $5,000.

Your driving privileges will also be suspended for a three-year period.

A felony is punishable for up to three years in jail

Third Conviction: Section 23153

If you are convicted for the third time for DUI causing injury within a ten year period, your penalties will increase.

You could face jail time for up to 4 years and be fined $1015 to $5,000 and your driving privilege will be revoked for five years.

Contact A Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

The punishment for a DUI causing injury is severe. You need an experienced DUI lawyer from Wallin & Klarich if you are going to successfully defend yourself.

Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245.  We will be there when you call.

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