What Is Felony DUI?
Serious Advocacy for Serious Drunk Driving Cases in Florida
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious charge. Our attorney at
Hilliard Law, P.L. is prepared to stand up for you if you have been arrested for drunk driving.
It’s important to understand the legal ramifications of your case
and the extent of the charges you may be facing. On this page, we’ll
cover felony DUI: What it means, and what the penalties are in the event
you are convicted.
Felony DUI Defined
In most cases, a DUI charge constitutes a misdemeanor. This doesn’t
mean the charge is not serious: The penalties are still severe and carry
the potential to change your life. Not only could you be looking at expensive
fines and other criminal punishments, but you’ll also have a criminal
record that could hurt your reputation, your social life, and your career
and educational opportunities, among other things. You should speak with
a Clearwater DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible no matter what DUI
charges you face.
In some cases, a DUI is charged as a felony. Most of the time, these charges involve
repeat offenders. If you have been convicted of a third DUI within a period of 10 years or
a fourth DUI, you will be looking at a third degree felony. Florida is
harsh on drunk drivers and especially those with multiple DUIs on their
records. This offense is punishable by up to five years in prison and
a fine of $5,000. Additionally, a third degree felony will be charged
if an individual is convicted of
serious bodily injury related to his / her DUI.
How a Clearwater DUI Defense Lawyer Can Help
Our attorney has:
- A record for tough advocacy
- Experience in DUI cases as well as Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Hearings
- Certificate of completion in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety
Testing from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
You can rely on us for the representation you need in a tough DUI case
in Clearwater, Florida. Why wait? Get in touch with our office as soon
as possible, just
call our team at (727) 240-3953 for a
free case evaluation!