Felony DUI Attorney in St. Augustine
Felony DUI Offenses: Multiple DUI, Vehicular Manslaughter, DUI with Injury
DUI charges are filed as a felony when there has been an accident where someone
is injured or killed, or you in cases in which the accused has 3 or more
DUI convictions within 10 years. These are serious charges with enhanced
penalties, some of which include years of incarceration in state prison.
While you should ensure you have a qualified
criminal defense attorney defend you for any DUI charge, it is particularly important if you are
accused of felony DUI.
Albaugh Law Firm in St. Augustine and Jacksonville is very experienced defending felony
DUI charges. Our attorneys have backgrounds serving as prosecutors, giving
them insight into how the state will present a case, enabling us to forge
an effective defensive strategy that could help you avoid conviction.
If you're asking yourself
why hire Albaugh Law Firm, the reasons begin with over 70 years of combined experience and the accolades
from our peers.
The stakes are higher for a felony DUI conviction.
- If you are facing a 4th or more DUI charge, or your 3rd one within 10 years,
you could face up to $5000 in fines and up to 5 years in prison. This
is a 3rd degree felony.
- If you injure someone in a DUI accident, this 3rd degree felony can get
you up to $5000 in fines and up to 5 years in prison.
- If you accidentally kill someone while driving drunk, a charge of DUI/manslaughter
may apply, a 2nd degree felony. You can get up to $10,000 in fines and
up to 15 years in prison.
- If you leave the scene of an accident where you accidentally killed someone
and you were driving drunk, you can be charged with 1st degree felony,
fined up to $10,000 and face up to 30 years in prison.
- Vehicular homicide, killing someone while driving recklessly, is a 2nd
degree felony with up to $10,000 in fines and up to 15 years in prison.
- Vehicular homicide/leaving the scene is a 1st degree felony with up to
$10,000 in fines and up to 30 years in prison.
St. Augustine & Jacksonville Lawyer for Felony DUI
Having a felony DUI conviction has other repercussions, such as loss of
voting rights, diminished employment and educational opportunities, difficulties
in getting credit, and a tarnished reputation in the community. We are
committed to protecting your rights and freedom and doing everything possible
to help you to pursue the best possible outcome.
Contact us immediately to review the details of your case to identify the most effective
strategy to employ for your defense.