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California Man Convicted of DUI is Sentenced to Prison for Death of Mom and Baby

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Santa Clara DUI defense lawyerWhen people drive when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their senses are inhibited and they can cause a lot of damage to others. Driving under the influence is always dangerous, which is why it carries such harsh penalties in the state of California. When great bodily injury or death results from someone who is driving under the influence, the charges are increased and become more severe.

Man is Sentenced to Prison for DUI Deaths

A Livermore, CA man was sentenced to 30 years to life last week for the deaths of a mother and her daughter in November 2015. The 39-year-old man was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder after he lost control of his car while he was driving under the influence of alcohol. The man lost control of his car and crashed into an apartment building in Livermore, killing a 46-year-old woman and her 14-month-old baby.

Man Also Charged With DUI for Injury of Children

The death of the mother and her daughter were not the only victims in this DUI case. A 6-year-old and a 7-year-old boy were also struck by flying debris from the crash and were taken to the hospital for treatment. In addition to the second-degree murder charges, the man was also charged with a felony DUI charge for injuring the 7-year-old boy.

Man Attended Wine Festival Before Accident

The man’s BAC was stated to be 0.14 percent, which is nearly double the legal limit of 0.08 percent. He was also said to have been driving between 75 mph and 99 mph through residential streets. As a result of the situation, the man was sentenced to serve two 15 years to life sentences, which he was not able to serve concurrently, meaning he was sentenced to 30 years to life.

Are You Facing DUI Charges? A Santa Clara County DUI Defense Lawyer Can Help

It is never a good idea to drink and drive - it can ruin both your and others’ lives. If you are facing DUI charges, it is in your best interest to contact a San Jose, CA DUI defense attorney. With help from the Law Offices of Erik Steven Johnson, you can fight to get the best result possible. Attorney Erik Johnson can help formulate a strong legal plan of action to help you as much as possible. To schedule a consultation, call the office at 408-246-3004 today.



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