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First-time DUI with injury: What are the consequences?

Generally speaking, a first DUI conviction involving injury is punishable by stiffer fines and longer periods of probation, incarceration, and license suspension. A first DUI involving a third-party injury can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor offense, depending on the circumstances and evidence surrounding your case. Misdemeanor DUI with injury is punishable by three to five years of informal probation, five days to one year in jail, a $390 to $5,000 fine, one to three years of license restrictions, restitution to all injured parties, and a 30-month-long alcohol program. You may be eligible to attend a three or 18-month DUI education program as well.

First-time felony DUI with injury is punishable by:

  • A "strike" on your criminal record
  • A fine, ranging from $1,015-$5,000
  • A drug or alcohol prevention program, lasting 18 or 30 months
  • Restitution paid to all injured third parties

If you were arrested for a DUI, contact the Santa Barbara DUI defense lawyers from our firm today. We are wholeheartedly committed to helping our clients obtain the case results they need, when they need it the most. Call our office today for the aggressive and skilled legal representation that you need.