A DUI in Georgia is serious business, but it can be eve more serious if injury to another party is involved. A Georgia man, James Tucker was indicted for DUI and serious injury by vehicle when he crashed his car into another woman's vehicle earlier this year.
Prosecutors are alleging that on January 20, 2012, 29-year-old Tucker was driving under the influence of alcohol when he ran a red light and hit a woman's car. She is stating that she has lost the vision in her right eye as a result from the crash. In addition of other fines and penalties, he could be facing 19 years in jail for this offense. Hopefully, he has an experienced DUI attorney who knows a lot about DUI law involving personal injury. Whether it is your first DUI or you have a record of prior convictions, a DUI can be elevated to a felony when there is serious injuries involved.
The lawyers at our firm have been working in cases like this in Gainesville, GA almost 20 years and have a vast knowledge of defenses. If you are facing a DUI with personal injury or any other type of DUI, give us a call today for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 to help you with all you Gainesville, GA DUI needs. Hall County prosecutors, including those at both the solicitor general's office (who prosecute misdemeanor DUI offenses) and those at the Office of the District Attorney (who prosecute felony DUI offenses) do not let DUI drivers off the hook easily in Hall County and typically recommend long jail sentences and periods of house arrest.