To face a charge of intoxication assault, a person must cause serious bodily harm to a victim while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Prosecutors typically use intoxication assault to target people who were driving under the influence if they injure someone in an automobile accident. The charge increases the penalties of the regular felony level crime. Intoxication assault is not a light accusation, and defendants often face years of imprisonment and hefty fines. If you or someone you know is facing an intoxication assault charge, it is imperative that you find reliable legal representation immediately.
At Truslow & Truslow, we dedicate our practice to building our clients the strongest legal defense possible. Our mission is to seek a reduction in charges or penalties brought forth against our clients and ensure that they receive a fair and just trial. We believe that no one charged with intoxication assault was actively trying to injure another party, and they therefore do not deserve the harsh punishments that are at stake. Contact our offices today at (803) 256-6276 to speak with a member of our legal team to learn more about how we can assist you in your case.
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Injuries are bound to happen in automobile accidents, due to the high speeds and large masses of vehicles. Especially because injuries sustained in car accidents often go unnoticed right after the accident occurs, how to define “serious bodily injury” can be confusing for many. In accordance with the law of South Carolina, in order for a victim to incur “serious bodily injury” he or she must suffer:
These levels of injury can be very easy to inflict on someone while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If convicted of intoxication assault, an individual can face at least 30 days imprisonment not to exceed 15 years and fines between $5,100 and $10,100.
Many people facing an intoxication assault charge do not know what to expect at their hearing or what their criminal punishment will be. At Truslow & Truslow, we are ready to walk you through each step of the process to ensure that you are ready for your legal proceedings. Our qualified attorneys thoroughly understand the South Carolina penal code and have years of experience defending felony DUI charges. Contact our offices today at (803) 256-6276 for a free consultation about your legal options.