Many people think all DUI cases are misdemeanors. However, there are situations where a DUI offense will be charged as a felony. If a person has 3 prior misdemeanor DUI convictions within a 10 year period, a new DUI case will be charged as a felony. If a person has a prior felony DUI conviction within a 10 year period, a new DUI conviction will be charged as a felony. Also, if someone is injured as a result of a DUI crash, charges will most likely be felony charges. A felony DUI charge is very serious. If convicted of felony DUI, you may be sentenced to up to 3 years in state prison, or longer if someone was seriously injured.
Risks Of Conviction In Felony DUI
Not only are you facing years in prison if convicted of a felony DUI, but a felony conviction can make your future life very difficult. It becomes more difficult to get a job or to find a place to live. The impact of a felony DUI conviction may be felt for the rest of your life. There are many professions that will not license a convicted felon, so a conviction may cause you to lose your ability to work in your chosen field. Even after you have paid your debt to society, the consequences will continue to be felt, including the possibility that you may never be able to legally drive again. Contact the office as soon after your arrest as possible so that he can begin to fight for your rights.
Experienced Counsel Is Your Best Resource
If you have been charged with felony DUI, contact the Law Office of Michael J. Aed. We have the experience and skills necessary to evaluate your case and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case against you. Based on the individual facts of your case, we will advise you on the best defense options available to you, and will keep you informed on your options as your case proceeds through the criminal justice system. The consequences of a felony DUI conviction are too severe to risk proceeding without experienced counsel.
Get Legal Help Now
Contact the Law Office of Michael J. Aed, a proven Fresno felony DUI defense firm, as soon after your arrest as possible. Call our Fresno, California, office at 559-495-9320.