An Oxnard man faces DUI charges following a crash that seriously injured his passengers. According to Oxnard Police, the man lost control of his vehicle and hit a brick wall and a tree. The driver suffered minor injuries, but the crash critically injured his two passengers.
Police say that the driver was traveling “at a high rate of speed” when he left the roadway. The two injured men, ages 26 and 36, were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Officers said that the driver cooperated with them after the crash, but was under the influence of alcohol. They arrested him at the scene and booked him into the Ventura County Jail.
The driver faces charges of DUI causing injury, driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08% causing injury and driving without a license. He remains jailed in lieu of a $160,000 bond and will return to court on February 6.
Oxnard DUI attorney
When you face charges of drunk driving, hire an experienced DUI attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He has defended thousands of Californians accused of driving while intoxicated. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
A conviction for drunk driving can have significant impacts on you. Aside from risking jail time and fines, you can also lose your driving privileges. The judge can choose to impose restrictions on your license or force you to attend expensive driver retraining courses. In addition, you may have to install an expensive interlock device on your ignition. The cost of your insurance can rise substantially, or you could lose your insurance coverage. If you have a history of drunk driving convictions, the penalties can accelerate.
Your best strategy is to have an experienced attorney represent you in court. An experienced attorney can make a major difference in the outcome of your case. In addition to guiding you through the legal process, your attorney can help you take steps to strengthen your defense.
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 DUI case.
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