When there is an auto accident in Boulder, it is part of the investigative process that law enforcement will consider the possibility that the driver was driving under the influence or driving while ability impaired. This is especially true in an unusual kind of accident such as a driver crashing into a building or a store. It makes matters worse if there were injuries in the accident. When a driver is arrested for DUI/DWAI, it is imperative to understand the potential consequences of a conviction and to know that there are avenues to craft a viable defense with assistance from a qualified legal professional.
A man who was allegedly under the influence drove his vehicle into a fashion boutique catering to women and injured a 3-year-old girl. The accident happened in the mid-morning at around 11:35 a.m. The child escaped serious injury because the vehicle did not hit her, but she suffered injuries from glass and other objects from the accident. When law enforcement investigated, they determined that the man was under the influence and arrested him.
DUI/DWAI can have extensive penalties when there is an accident with injuries. Not only can the person lose driving privileges, but there can be jail time and fines. Other penalties might not be so obvious at the outset, but with a conviction for DUI/DWAI on the record, it can be difficult to get certain jobs and it will be a problem even after the case is concluded. Although a case in which there is a charge of DUI/DWAI and injuries – especially to a child – can be challenging to defend, there are still options that the person can pursue. Having legal advice is key to preparing a defense.
A vehicle ran into a store and injured a child. The driver was allegedly under the influence. As the investigation continues, it is wise for the man to think about the future and consider how to defend against these charges. A law firm that has experience representing clients accused of DUI/DWAI is integral to a case and should be contacted for advice and help immediately.