Nicole Sanchez, 35, of Ventura was arrested for her role in a collision that resulted in serious injuries to the other driver, and moderate injuries to herself. Sanchez was arrested for DUI after rear-ending another vehicle and losing control of her SUV.
Sanchez crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a second vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle, a 56-year-old man, was extricated and taken to the hospital in critical condition. The three occupants of car in the initial collision, including two children, were uninjured.
Ventura DUI attorney
DUI is a serious offense in California. Even when an accident involves no serious injuries, you will encounter a variety of administrative and criminal penalties. When individuals are injured or killed as the result of a drunk driving accident, the law provides significant penalties and fines.
DUI can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The presence of serious injuries to another person as the result of DUI can lead prosecutors to seek a felony conviction. If successful, you could face a term of imprisonment for the drunk driving conviction, additional imprisonment for the injuries sustained by other people, fines, license suspension, driver retraining, and a “strike” against your record with regard to California’s Three Strikes law.
In addition, if you have had a previous conviction for drunk driving in the prior 10 years, you could be subject to additional penalties, habitual traffic offender status, and/or the revocation of your driver license.
Don’t risk your freedom on the inexperience of a defense attorney. When your future is at stake, choose to work only with an exceptional Ventura DUI attorney.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County DUI case.
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