Charges Upgraded in DUI Injury Case

download (65)People aren’t normally arrested for simple DUI unless they are caught at a checkpoint. Often there is some other set of charges attached to it, even a simple moving violation. These charges must also be dealt with by the defense. Sometimes these charges can be quite serious.

A crash on November 10th in Ocean Township ended up with a pedestrian going through the windshield of an allegedly drunk driver. He was severely injured when the police arrived and taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The driver was charged with injury to another while driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash.

On the 19th, the man died. Now prosecutors are debating on whether to upgrade the charges or not. This is something the prosecution can do if additional circumstances arise out of the initial criminal act.

Anytime someone is arrested, the first call should be to a lawyer to begin work on their case. Everyone does get a public defender, but many of them don’t have the time to handle each case with the care that a specialized attorney can give. In any criminal case, time is on the side of the prosecution.

If you’ve been charged with DUI in the state of Pennsylvania, fight back hard with Stephen Kellis at your side. With decades of experience, he knows how to pick apart the case of the prosecution even if they suddenly change the game with new charges. Call today for a free consultation.