After your third conviction for a DUI or DWAI, the charge changes from a misdemeanor to a felony. A felony DUI includes a fourth or subsequent conviction. Contact the attorneys at DUI Law Firm Denver quickly for your best shot at a strong defense.
We understand the seriousness of a felony DUI. You no longer only face jail time. You now face a prison sentence. When you contact us, we start work right away to give your case the best possible defense. This includes filing the right paperwork and questioning the procedures used to justify the arrest and charges against you.
A Felony DUI Conviction
A fourth DUI results in a felony charge with much harsher consequences. It’s important to highlight that even if all your previous convictions were for DWAI, the fourth offense becomes a felony charge. The same is true for prior out-of-state convictions. All drunk driving related convictions from your entire lifetime count against you in determining if your new offense is the fourth occurrence.
Vehicular assault and vehicular homicide both result in a felony, regardless of prior offenses, if the person driving the vehicle drove in a reckless manner or under the influence of alcohol. In other words, drunk driving that causes harm to another individual also leads to a felony charge.
Once convicted of a felony DUI, you face the stigma and loss of rights related to a felony. With felony charges your incarceration shifts from the county jail to prison. It’s in your best interest to build a strong team to fight a felony DUI offense. Your freedom and quality of life depend on it!