DWI Maiming

If you’ve been charged with DWI maiming, it means that the police officer or prosecutor believes you were Driving While Intoxicated (DWI or DUI) and that another person was seriously injured as a result.

DWI Maiming is a Class 6 Felony

A Class 6 Felony is punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than five years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.

Even worse, if the prosecutors or police believe that the serious injury resulted in “permanent and significant physical impairment” to another person, you could be charged with a Class 4 Felony. A Class 4 Felony is punishable by term of imprisonment of not less than two years nor more than 10 years and/or a fine of not more than $100,000.

Proof of DWI Maiming

In either instance, if you are charged with DWI Maiming, prosecutors will need to show that your driving was criminally negligent. The facts of any driving behavior are important. A former prosecutor who has prosecuted DWI Maiming cases is uniquely situated to assess the facts and possible issues.

Determining the extent of injury is also crucially important. What is serious bodily injury? What is “permanent and significant physical impairment?” Prosecutors will often bring in medical experts to help answer those questions. You will need an experienced lawyer to explore possible issues with that evidence or testimony and to determine the best course of action.

If you are charged with DWI Maiming, we can help guide you through your case and help you determine the best approach for you. You don’t have to do this alone.

 

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