Felony Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Defense Attorney
According to Florida Statute 316.193 a Felony DUI crime can be committed through a number of unfortunate avenues, including:
- DUI resulting in serious bodily injury;
- A DUI following status as a Florida Habitual Traffic Offender or a Violent Felon offender; or
- Repeat offenders are subject to felony DUI charges if convicted of a third DUI offense within 10 years.
DUI Manslaughter is also a Felony DUI. When a DUI results in a death, the prosecutors can charge the crime of DUI manslaughter or Vehicular Homicide. It is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15-years in prison and a fine of not more than $10,000. DUI Manslaughter can be elevated to a first-degree felony (30 years prison and $10,000) when the defendant leaves the scene of the crime without rendering aid or giving information.
The crime of Felony DUI is a third-degree felony.
- up to five years in prison;
- up to five years probation; and
- a $5,000 fine.
Felony DUI may be combated with several defenses that include challenging the officer’s procedures and lack of evidence. It is always important to know your rights, as well as know when to be silent. Sercombe Law is on your side and could help you enter a DUI Expungement in the statement of Florida.
If you find yourself standing accused of Felony DUI you need to be sure you have a good lawyer on your side. Facing Felony DUI charges (of any kind), especially in Florida, can be tricky without the proper representation. For a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Orlando, contact Sercombe Law. We routinely handle matters in Orange County and nearby jurisdictions.
Orlando Attorney Handling DUIs and Other Criminal Matters
Police officers in Orlando are very aggressive. For example, if you are pulled over for a DUI, an arrest is pretty much inevitable, even if you “pass” the Breathalyzer test. Or, if police respond to a domestic violence call, someone will go to jail that night.
Prosecutors are very aggressive as well. Everyone wants to move up the corporate ladder. And, for Assistant State Attorneys, the number of convictions is about the only way to move up. Furthermore, to maintain good relations with law enforcement, prosecutors rarely decline to file charges.
In other words, if you aren’t part of the criminal justice system, the deck is stacked against you. You need an aggressive attorney to level the playing field.
A dedicated lawyer greatly increases the chances of a successful outcome. For a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Orlando, contact Sercombe Law.