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Driving under influence Reckless driving Double jeopardy

Posted by John Rutkowski | Apr 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Driving under influence. Reckless driving. Double jeopardy Where there is a single victim and charges arise from a single episode, dual convictions for DUI with serious bodily injury and DUI with property damage, as well as dual convictions for reckless driving with serious bodily injury and reckless driving with property damage, violate prohibition against double jeopardy.

DUI with serious bodily injury and reckless driving with serious bodily injury are not different degrees of the same offense, and convictions for both offenses based on single episode involving single victim do not violate double jeopardy principles. Read Case Below:

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John Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-four years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.


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