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Felony DUI

Felony DUI in Fort Myers and Naples

What makes DUI a felony?

The majority of people who are arrested for a routine DUI offense will be charged with a misdemeanor, with penalties including six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and a six month driver's license suspension for a first conviction. There are, however, certain circumstances which can cause the offense to be charged as a felony, and if any of these is true in your case it is vital that you take immediate action to retain legal representation and begin working on your defense.

If you have been charged with committing DUI manslaughter, you can be charged with a second degree felony, punishable by fifteen years in prison and a $10,000 fine, though if you are accused of leaving the scene of the accident the charge will be increased to a felony of the first degree, with a 30 year sentence of imprisonment.

In the event that you have been arrested for DUI with injury, you can face felony charges provided that the accident victim suffered serious bodily injury, which includes life-threatening injuries and injuries which result in severe disfigurement or disability. It is also possible to face felony drunk driving charges if you have multiple DUI convictions on your criminal record, as a third offense within ten years is punishable as a third degree felony. Both of these crimes carry a maximum sentence of $5,000 in fines and five years in prison.

Contact a Naples DUI attorney today!

At Parks & Braxton, PA, we fully understand what a stressful and even overwhelming situation this may be for you and your family, and a Fort Myers DUI lawyer is ready to meet with you at any time 24/7 to advise you of your rights and give you answers to all your questions. With over 50 years of combined experience and a track record that includes successfully defending thousands of DUI cases, we are ready to take on even the most serious charges, and will fight aggressively to defend your rights and your freedom. Contact us now!

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