Felony DUI Offense – Build a Strong Defense
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!
“Conviction” means a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere that is accepted by the court for an offense or adjudication for an offense that wold constitute a criminal offense if committed by an adult. “Conviction” also inludes having received a deferred judgment and sentence or deferred adjudication; except that a person shall not be deemed to have been convicted if the person has successfully completed a deferred sentence or deferred adjudication.
Penalties for a Felony DUI
Fourth or subsequent DUI conviction:
- A prison sentence of 2 to 6 years
- $2,000 to $500,000 fine
- 3 years mandatory parole
Vehicular Homicide conviction:
- A prison sentence of 4 to 12 years
- $3,000 to $750,000 fine
- 5 years mandatory parole
Vehicular Assault conviction (DUI or reckless):
- A prison sentence of 1 to 6 years
- $1,000 to $500,000 fine
- 2 to 3 years mandatory parole
The penalties for a felony DUI conviction are serious. However, with the right defense team, it is possible to reduce or avoid prison time. With a felony DUI conviction, the judge does have the discretion to reduce the sentence to as little as one year or up to 12 years with the consideration of extenuating circumstances. With an experienced and knowledgeable defense team on your side, you can fight for alternate penalties, like shortened sentences, treatment and probation.
How to Defend a Felony DUI Charge
Do not delay when charged with a felony DUI. Seek legal help immediately. At DUI Law Firm Denver, we start work on your case right away. Our team of experienced attorneys work together to build your best defense and avoid the harshest sentences.
A felony DUI charge can ruin your life and result in years lost in prison. Act now to improve your chance of a fair case and strong defense. We have the skill to challenge the evidence against you and question the arrest procedures. Plus, our experience allows us to fight for lesser consequences to avoid a prison sentence. The law allows for and encourages judges to find alternatives to prison incarceration. We help our clients advocate for these alternatives.
We can’t help you if you don’t call. Plus, the quicker you contact us, the quicker we can get to work.
What to Expect with DUI Law Firm Denver on Your Side
We are experts in handling drinking and driving offenses. We know how to work with clients, prosecutors and judges based on the law and our years of experience over numerous cases.
- Scientific Approach – We have science on our side. Our team specializes in knowing the science the other will uses in DUI cases. We identify mistakes and failures to follow procedures that could aid in your defense.
- Experience Matters – know the details of the law, and our team stays up-to-date on current laws. Our experience and training ensure we use every legal avenue to give you the best defense possible. Our goal is to settle out of court, which usually results in better outcomes for the client.
- Two Attorneys in Court – If your case does go to court, we always have two attorneys present. In our experience, two attorneys help avoid errors in court, keep the case on track and produce the best outcomes. This team approach not only looks professional, but it means nothing falls through the cracks. We have the resources to represent your best interests.
Contact DUI Law Firm Denver
Don’t wait! If you face a felony DUI charge, contact us right away. We start work on your case immediately. Call today for a FREE initial consultation.