DUI Involving the Death of a Passenger Can Result in Felony Charges

 Posted on December 23,2016 in DUI

Arlington Heights felony DUI defense attorneyTypically, the people that are with us when we are out on the town, visiting family, or running errands are close to us. If these same people happen to be in a vehicle during a crash, their lives are at risk. Should that risk become a reality, it can devastate the one driving. This is especially true when alcohol is involved. Guilt, grief, and loss in such situations can be overwhelming. Yet these are not the only consequences of a DUI crash.

Loved ones of the fatally wounded victim may blame the driver. Even the law may hold them responsible for the victim’s death. In fact, in some cases, it could result in a felony charge. If you or someone you love is facing such a tragedy, the following information can help you move forward and may assist you in putting your life back together.

Get Help and Support

If you have lost someone you care about in a DUI accident, you are likely dealing with a wide range of emotions. Indeed, you may be living in torment - one that you are inflicting upon yourself because of guilt. This is not productive or conducive to your situation. There may be numerous reasons why you were driving while intoxicated (delayed intoxication, medication mix-ups, alcoholism, etc.). Alternatively, you may not have been over the legal limit and only experienced an accident because of other factors, yet are still being charged.

To help you move forward, it is important that you seek support and receive experienced help. If you are an addict, get treatment and therapy. If you are not, but were driving intoxicated at the time or were certain that you were not intoxicated, visit a therapist to help you deal with the pain and the feelings of guilt. This can help you move forward and defend your case, which may be especially critical if are facing serious felony charges for allegedly driving while under the influence when you are certain you were not intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Fighting Against the Charges

If you are facing any sort of charges, particularly felony charges, it is critical that you seek experienced assistance with your case. Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law, can help. Backed by more than 25 years of experience, we fight aggressively to mitigate your charges. In some situations, we may even be able to have the charges dropped. Learn more by scheduling a consultation with our Arlington Heights criminal defense attorney. Call 847-253-3400 today.



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