Felony DUI Charges
Fighting Serious DUI Charges in Jacksonville
First and second
DUI offenses, with the exception of
DUI with injury and DUI manslaughter, are charged as misdemeanors. The consequences increase,
however, with each subsequent offense. A third DUI conviction within 10
years of a first, or a fourth or subsequent conviction, will be charged
and convicted as a felony. Misdemeanor DUIs result in a fine of no more
than $1,000 and a possible jail sentence of up to a year. Felony DUIs
have much harsher penalties.
The main differences between a misdemeanor DUI and a felony DUI is that
a misdemeanors are punished with jail sentences instead of state prison
and are much less serious to have on your criminal record than a felony.
Florida uses the Three Strikes Law, meaning that a felony conviction could
contribute to a life sentence in prison. Do not hesitate to retain a
Jacksonville DUI attorney if you have been charged with a felony DUI. Parks & Braxton, PA has
over 50 years of combined experience and will fight skillfully and tirelessly
to have your case dismissed, obtain a "not guilty" verdict,
or at least reduce your charges to a misdemeanor.
If you need representation,
contact us today!