A HIGH PRICE TO PAY

Posted on: November 11, 2015 by in DUI
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Orange County DUI lawyerCalifornia Vehicle Codes 23152(a), 23152(b) and 23513

Prior to 1981, all impaired drivers who caused fatal accidents in California faced a vehicular manslaughter charge. That year, however, California’s Supreme Court decided that in the most egregious cases, an intoxicated driver’s actions warrant a charge of second-degree murder. If convicted of a DUI-related second-degree murder, a driver can be sentenced to a California state prison – possibly for life. It’s a high price to pay for having a few drinks with friends. If you are charged with DUI in Orange County – whether it’s a misdemeanor and your first offense or a felony DUI and you’ve had several DUI convictions – take your case immediately to an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer.

A Capistrano Beach woman was found guilty in September of second-degree murder, of driving under the influence causing bodily injury, and of driving with a blood alcohol content level at or above 0.15 percent, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Kelly Michele Wolfe, 46, was convicted of killing an elderly woman and injuring the woman’s grandson in a hit-and-run crash in 2013. Wolfe fled the scene without rendering assistance, the DA’s office said, and she was arrested later at her home. Wolfe had a prior DUI conviction in Nevada in 1995, according to court records.

When the charge is felony DUI, you must be represented by an attorney who routinely handles a variety of DUI cases for scores of clients – someone who knows how to bring your DUI case to its best possible conclusion. If the charge is second-degree murder, the penalty is fifteen years to life if you are convicted. Now or in the future, if you are charged with DUI in Orange County under California Vehicle Codes 23152(a), 23152(b), and/or 23513, contact an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer at once. Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony DUI charge, make the call as quickly as possible.

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