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California man pleads guilty to DUI charge

Facing a DUI charge can be difficult for not only the accused but other parties as well. When a young driver is involved in a fatal accident, all involved in the case can suffer in their own way. A recent case involving a young man facing a DUI charge following a California accident proves just how emotional of a time this can be, not only for the victim's family, but the accused and their family as well.

The charges stem from a head-on collision in which a 22-year-old man was killed. The 19-year-old driver was driving impaired at the time and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at the scene, but taken to a local medical facility for treatment of the injuries he sustained as a result of the accident.

According to reports, the man was under the influence of Xanax as well as marijuana and possibly inhalants. The young man pleaded not guilty to all charges at the arraignment where he was wearing a cast and still using a wheelchair as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident. This week, the man pleaded guilty and will now receive a 6 year prison sentence. It was unknown if he will receive credit for time already served since he has not been released post-accident. As the family of the deceased is no doubt still grieving, the family of the young man sentenced to jail time has also suffered a loss of their own.

Any California resident facing a serious DUI charge may want to research all available options. Although charges can change a people's lives, when the accused know their rights and understand the best way to face them they can take proper action. A person can hope to face his or her situation and return to a previous lifestyle as soon as possible by properly moving forward with a solid defense.

Source: NBC San Diego, Driver, 19, Pleads Guilty in Fatal DUI Crash, Monica Garske, Oct. 10, 2013

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