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DUI Accidents in Bakersfield

Building a Tough Defense

A standard DUI conviction is typically a misdemeanor in California. However, drivers who are under the influence and cause an accident with another vehicle, property, or pedestrian can receive an upgraded charge of a felony. This means that is more important than ever that you retain a qualified legal advocate to represent you.

The Bakersfield DUI defense lawyer from our firm is prepared to take on your case. We can make sure that your rights are never violated and that you get the strong and strategic defense you deserve.

Consequences for DUI-Related Accidents

A felony can result in increased penalties; for instance, a misdemeanor can carry a short jail sentence if one at all while a felony typically involves at least one year in prison.

In addition, you could face the following punishments:

  • Mandatory completion of DUI school
  • An increased prison sentence if you cause serious injuries
  • Fines of up to $5,000
  • Possible punitive damages
  • Prison sentence of up to four years for vehicular manslaughter

If you have been charged with DUI and causing an accident, your first step should be to retain a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who has plenty of experience defending those arrested for DUI. At Campbell Whitten, we are ready to offer you our legal advice and representation. We can show you what your legal options are and help you build an effective defense.

Why Campbell Whitten?

The DUI attorneys at Campbell Whitten take the time to understand your case and your concerns. If your DUI caused to harm another person, you could face legal action from the injured person or their family to obtain financial compensation from you. In addition, you need to contact the DMV and request a hearing within 10 days of your arrest to prevent your license from being suspended.

With all the chaos that comes with an arrest and knowing that you are accused of hurting someone or damaging their property, you need a team who can take these burdens off your shoulders.

Call the skilled criminal defense attorneys at Campbell Whitten right away to begin work on your defense.