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Causing an accident and injuries while driving drunk can be grounds for a vehicular assault charge. A conviction could put you away for years and leave you with a criminal record after your release. Take the first step towards avoiding a conviction by calling our Memphis DUI lawyers! We are prepared to work on an effective defense strategy on your behalf.
In our firm's 20 years of experience, we have taken on numerous DUI cases and have consistently secured positive results for our clients. Attorney Ferguson is Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy—meaning he has successfully handled multiple cases in court and has been acknowledged for his victories. As an attorney with a Superb Avvo rating, he can be trusted to provide outstanding counsel and representation no matter the details of your case.
What is a vehicular assault charge?
A vehicular assault conviction can result in immediate and long-term penalties: you could be sent to prison for 2 to 12 years and serve a probationary period, as well as being fined up to $5,000. Other penalties involved with a conviction can include the loss of a college scholarship or the ability to obtain certain professional licenses or jobs. For this reason, you need experienced representation to protect your freedom.
To secure a conviction, the prosecution must prove beyond doubt that:
- You operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated
- While operating the vehicle, you caused bodily injury to another
- The victim's injuries were as a direct result of your negligent operation of the vehicle
While these issues can seem straightforward, they often involve many complexities and legal obstacles. For example, we can attack the very first point by gathering evidence that provides insight into your blood alcohol content. You may not have had an illegal BAC at the time of the accident, but by the time police arrived, this may have spiked for various reasons.
Choose Our Firm to Protect Your Future
You need to secure legal representation as soon as possible to combat your charges. Our Memphis DUI attorneys at The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. can get to work quickly by collecting evidence from the scene of the accident, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing any results from chemical tests.
If our team can in any way discredit the prosecution's case, you could have your case dismissed. We work towards achieving such goals for our clients with each case. You have a right to a defense and we can provide it for you!
Call our firm right away and we can discuss your legal options and defense strategies!