Make no mistake, you need an aggressive defense attorney on your side if you are charged with a DUI that resulted in injuries to another person (also known as felony maiming). You could be facing serious penalties that could have a long-lasting impact on your freedom and the rest of your life.
How Do DUI Charges With Injuries Differ From Normal DUI Cases?
Felony maiming charges arise when a person drives a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and causes serious bodily injury to another person. These charges are aggressively prosecuted and the state often seeks the maximum punishment allowed by law. It can be much more difficult to negotiate a reduction in charges or reduced penalties in felony maiming, but your chances for a more favorable outcome greatly increase with an experienced advocate on your side.
The attorneys at Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, know how to negotiate with prosecutors to minimize the impact potential penalties could have on our clients and their future.
What Does the Law Say About Felony Maiming?
Virginia law states that a person can be charged with a class 6 felony for driving while intoxicated and in such a way as to be showing a "reckless regard for human life" that seriously or permanently injures another person. If convicted, a person could serve up to five years in prison and owe several thousands of dollars in fines, and face numerous other significant penalties.
Why Choose Us?
The law office of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, comprises many experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorneys who strive to provide the best representation possible. We have more than 100 years of combined legal experience and have a track record for getting positive results quickly and cost-efficiently. We focus on protecting our clients' rights as we prepare a personalized case strategy aimed at achieving their goals.
Our Fairfax law firm provides free consultations and can be reached at 877-652-1553. You may also contact our DUI defense office online and an attorney will call you soon to discuss your situation.
Contact a Felony DUI Defense Lawyer
Please schedule your free consultation by calling our office toll free at 877-652-1553 or by contacting us online. We look forward to helping you get through this difficult situation.