What Is Felony DUI?

Serious Advocacy for Serious Drunk Driving Cases in Florida

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious charge. Our attorney at Hilliard Law, P.L. is prepared to stand up for you if you have been arrested for drunk driving. It’s important to understand the legal ramifications of your case and the extent of the charges you may be facing. On this page, we’ll cover felony DUI: What it means, and what the penalties are in the event you are convicted. We can assist local residents as well as visitors out of state DUI cases, from the criminal case and DMV hearings all the way to the appeals.

Felony DUI Defined

In most cases, a DUI charge constitutes a misdemeanor. This doesn’t mean the charge is not serious: The penalties are still severe and carry the potential to change your life. Not only could you be looking at expensive fines and other criminal punishments, but you’ll also have a criminal record that could hurt your reputation, your social life, and your career and educational opportunities, among other things. You should speak with a Tampa DUI attorney as soon as possible no matter what DUI charges you face.

In some cases, a DUI is charged as a felony. Most of the time, these charges involve repeat offenders. If you have been convicted of a third DUI within a period of 10 years or a fourth DUI, you will be looking at a third degree felony. Florida is harsh on drunk drivers and especially those with multiple DUIs on their records. This offense is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of $5,000. Additionally, a third degree felony will be charged if an individual is convicted of causing serious bodily injury related to his / her DUI.

How a Tampa DUI Lawyer Can Help

Our criminal defense attorney has:

  • A record for tough advocacy
  • Experience in DUI cases as well as Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Hearings
  • Certificate of completion in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

You can rely on us for the representation you need in a tough DUI case in Tampa, Florida. Why wait? Get in touch with our office as soon as possible, just call our team at (813) 701-9304 for a free case evaluation!

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