The defense attorney must raise a reasonable doubt that 1) the defendant was driving under the influence 2) the defendant caused the victim’s injuries. If the defense attorney is able to show this, the criminal charge should be dismissed. The charge may be reduced if the defense attorney is able to prove one of the conditions.
If the prosecutor can prove the defendant caused the injuries but is unable to show the defendant was DUI, then the charge could be reduced to felony reckless driving causing injury.
It’s important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney specializing in vehicular crimes. Call Thomas Moskal today to schedule a consultation.