Felony DUI Charges include a “3rd within 10”, 4th (or subsequent) DUI, DUI With Serious Bodily Injury, DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide.
A fourth time DUI is a felony punishable by up to five years in the Department of Corrections. If you are convicted, you will be placed on felony probation in addition to any jail imposed. There is a minimum mandatory fine of $2000. Your license will be permanently revoked.
If as a result of your DUI there is serious bodily injury to another person, it will be a felony. Even if it is your first DUI ever!! This means you can face up to five years in the Department of Corrections and fines up to $5000. Your license will be suspended for a minimum of three years.
If you are charged with Vehicular Homicide, you can face up to 30 years in the Department of Corrections and a $10,000 fine. If you are charged with DUI Manslaughter you could, depending on the circumstances, face life in prison.
Because of the severity of the punishment it is essential that you have an experienced attorney to help you challenge a felony DUI arrest. In addition to the DUI penalties, a conviction of a felony DUI gives you the status of a convicted felon. This means the loss of voting rights, some type of licenses and sometimes your job. If you live in a housing community, a felony conviction can also disqualify you from approval with the home owner’s association. This can mean loss of your home. Do not take this charge lightly! Any type of Felony DUI charge requires a specialized and knowledgeable defense. Call us now at 407-218-6277 and let our experienced staff fight for you! We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to discuss your defense with you.