A 21-year-old motorcyclist was arrested and charged with DUI following a crash that injured an elderly pedestrian and killing the victim’s pet dog.
According to police, Jonathan Deinhard was riding on a motorcycle in Thousand Oaks, when he lost control of the bike. Deinhard fell to the pavement, but the bike slid onto the sidewalk and hit a 74-year-old Thousand Oaks resident who was walking her dog. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The woman’s dog died at the scene as the result of the crash.
Police determined that Deinhard was intoxicated at the time of the accident. He was treated for minor injuries. He was charged with felony DUI causing injury and was taken to the Ventura County Jail.
Thousand Oaks DUI Lawyer
A DUI arrest can be scary, and with good reason. If you’ve been accused of causing an accident with injuries as the result of a DUI, you can face some serious consequences. As with all drunk driving cases, your license is immediately suspended as part of an administrative DMV process. Injury cases can result in prison sentences of up to 16 years, fines, restitution to the victim, a 5-year license suspension, driver retraining for a period of 18 or 30 months and other consequences.
Following the completion of an incarceration sentence, you could find it difficult to find gainful employment if your driver license is still suspended. That could complicate the completion of a restitution order.
Your best defense strategy is to put an aggressive, experienced Thousand Oaks DUI lawyer in your corner. Robert Helfend has practiced law in Southern California for more than 30 years, and has defended thousands of Californians accused of driving drunk. Mr. Helfend can assemble the legal and medical expertise you’ll need to mount an aggressive, effective defense in court.
Don’t rely on an inexperienced or timid defense 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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