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
Contact us now!