St. Augustine Felony DUI Lawyer
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.
The Albaugh Law Firm is very experienced defending felony DUI charges. Our St. Augustine felony DUI lawyers 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 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.