Getting behind the wheel is dangerous, not only because you can be held accountable for what you do, but you can also be charged unfairly for what others do. A recent accident and criminal case sheds light on the potential dangers of drunk driving charges, as one drunk man entered into the path of a pickup truck. Now the driver is facing DUI and homicide charges. Was the accident preventable? Was it the driver’s fault if the pedestrian was intoxicated? In the majority of these cases, the driver will be held responsible for being under the influence and could face additional charges and penalties arising from any injuries or wrongful death.
When alcohol is involved, it is often not just the driver who is careless. Drunk pedestrians, or other drunk motorists can pose additional threats. This can make a complicated criminal or personal injury case when more than one drunk person is involved in an accident. Our Birmingham drunk driving attorneys are committed to helping individuals who are charged with drunk driving protect their rights in the event of an accident. We understand the complexity of these cases and are dedicated to ensuring that defendants have experienced legal representation in court.