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Felony DUI Attorneys in Jacksonville

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Although the United States all people accused of crimes are supposed to be considered innocent until proven guilty, this can feel untrue if you have been accused of a crime. People who are facing felony DUI charges often experience the discouraging notion that your case is already decided against you.

Depending on the details of your situation, previous offenses or aggravated DUI charges may be involved. These factors can only make you more worried about the outcome of your case.

With the Jacksonville felony DUI lawyers of Owenby Law, P.A., you do not need to feel discouraged. Our firm is prepared to apply our experience to your case and provide you with tenacious legal defense.

Send us a message or call (904) 770-3141 to schedule a free initial case evaluation.

What is Considered as a Felony DUI?

Driving under the influence is usually charged as a felony if the driver has prior convictions, or if the crime is considered as an aggravated DUI.

In the state of Florida, felony charges are assigned to people who commit their third DUI offense within 10 years or have committed their fourth DUI offense. In cases of a fourth DUI offense, the time between convictions is irrelevant.

An aggravated DUI is a drunk driving charge that involves circumstances that are more severe than a typical DUI case.

A charge may be identified as an aggravated DUI if:

  • The driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) well above the legal limit
  • The driver was speeding or driving extremely recklessly
  • An accident resulted in another driver’s severe injury or death
  • The person was driving without a license or with a suspended license
  • There were children in the vehicle

Can You Be Charged with a Felony if you Have no Prior DUI Convictions?

Even without prior DUI convictions, a person who is arrested for driving under the influence may still be charged with a felony. A first-offense DUI that is also considered as an aggravated DUI could be charged as a felony, but not in every case. Felony charges for first-time DUIs are typically assigned to cases involving severe injury to another person, or cases in which someone is killed.

What are the Consequences of a Felony DUI?

Any DUI charge can potentially result in consequences that may include jail time, fines, community service, license suspension, or the installation of an ignition interlock device. Additionally, a person who is convicted may be ordered to attend DUI classes.

In cases of felony DUI charges, the penalties are much more intense than in cases of misdemeanor DUI. People who are found guilty of felony DUI can expect more time in prison, higher fines, and other heightened consequences. The consequences of a felony are different in every state. Sentences can vary between cases even within the same state, but most states adhere to general guidelines for felony DUI penalties. Felony DUI in Florida is considered a third-degree felony.

In the state of Florida, the consequences of a felony DUI typically include:

  • Up to five years in prison
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Additional penalties, such as license suspension
  • Civil damages in cases of injury or death

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If there is any possibility that you could be charged with felony DUI, you need a top legal team on your side. Owenby Law, P.A. can provide you with the legal knowledge and experience that is necessary to take on your case. We understand the stakes of your situation and are prepared to represent you in the face of these serious allegations.

To schedule a free initial consultation with our Jacksonville DUI lawyers, complete our contact form or call (904) 770-3141.

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