Even if it is your first DUI, if you are found to be driving under the influence and you cause serious bodily injury to another as a result, you can be charged with a third degree felony. DUI With Serious Bodily Injury is punishable by up to five years in the Department of Corrections and $5000 fine. There is in all of the standard DUI conditions such as probation and DUI School. There is also a 3 year driver’s license revocation.
Under the Florida Statutes, the term “serious bodily injury” means “an injury to any person, including the driver, which consists of a physical condition that creates a substantial risk of death, serious personal disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.” This means you can be charged with this offense even if you only hurt yourself.
Don’t accept a felony conviction without speaking to an attorney. There are several ways to challenge this charge. The dedicated attorneys at Finebloom & Haenel will take the time necessary to review your case and create the best defense for you. Do not wait. We are available 24.7 to consult with you. Call us now at 407-218-6277 and let us assist you.