California Vehicle Code 23153

If you are facing charges for violating CVC 23153, you would be best served by contacting a skilled legal professional for a free case evaluation. Those who violate CVC 23153 are charged with driving under the influence and causing an injury, which can result in harsh penalties and an arrest record. Once a conviction is on your record, it can be very difficult to have it removed. By speaking with an experienced DUI attorney at the beginning of your case, you may be able to avoid costly mistakes, even if you do not retain an attorney to represent you. Call 888-250-2865 or fill out our contact form to receive assistance from attorneys with decades of experience.


California Vehicle Code 23153 Defined


Someone who drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs and subsequently injures someone during this action will be charged with DUI with Injury. The legal consequences VC 23153 are misdemeanor or felony charges based on the extent of injuries, the driver’s records with prior DUIs if applicable, and other circumstances of the case.


In order to prosecute for California Vehicle Code 23153, the state has the burden to prove that you committed the following acts:


  • drove while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • drove with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or greater
  • drove in a reckless manner
  • injured someone as a result of your reckless driving


Misdemeanor DUI Causing Injury


In first and second cases within a ten year period, offenders will face misdemeanor penalties that include:


  • Up to 1 year in the County Jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Up to 30 months DUI Education Program
  • Up to 3 year’s driver’s license suspension
  • Up to 5 years informal probation
  • Victim restitution


Felony DUI Causing Injury


A third time DUI with injury offender faces mandatory felony convictions. The penalties include:

  • Up to 4 years in the California State Prison
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Up to 5 year’s driver’s license suspension
  • Up to 30 months in DUI school
  • Victim restitution


DUI Legal Assistance


If you are facing DUI Causing Injury charges for California Vehicle Code Section 23153, the criminal defense attorneys at MacGregor & Collins can help you. We will bring superior legal experience to aid you in this challenging time. Call us today at (888) 250-2865.


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