Felony DUI Lawyer in Tampa
A DUI Conviction Could Result in Felony Punishments
A DUI conviction in Florida can have very serious consequences if convicted. Penalties can involve up to a $1,000 fine, six months in jail and license suspension for up to one year. These consequences increase in severity with the number of DUIs in a certain period of time, as well as the circumstances of a DUI arrest. The
penalties of DUI can be very difficult anyone. In some situations, individuals may face be facing a felony conviction.
At Parks & Braxton, PA, our Tampa DUI defense lawyers may provide the legal guidance you need, having more than 40 years of collective experience. As former prosecutors, our team possesses valuable knowledge of both sides of the courtroom and extensive experience with Florida criminal law. Our firm has
handled thousands of DUI cases, and we are more than capable of confronting complex issues that involve DUI and other matters of criminal law.
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What kind of punishments am I facing?
The punishments you may face in a felony DUI will depend on the degree of a felony and the unique circumstances of your case. In addition, because most felony DUI cases involve injuries and other offenses besides driving under the influence, you may still face a felony conviction even if you are able to dismiss the DUI charge. It is important to consult a Tampa DUI lawyer who possesses knowledge and experience in DUI defense and who is also capable of defending you against criminal offenses of all kinds.
For example, consider these three situations where DUI is involved:
- A DUI involving injuries can result in a third degree felony
- A DUI with manslaughter can result in a second degree felony
- A DUI accident where an individual leaves the scene can result in a first degree felony
Many conditions of an accident or arrest can turn misdemeanor offenses into felonies when a DUI is involved. You may not be able to rely on beating the DUI charge alone. When felony charges are involved in your DUI case, consulting an attorney with years of experience in DUI and criminal defense may help you protect your rights against all of the charges in court.
Third degree felony punishments include:
- Paying up to $5,000 in fines
- Serving up to 5 years in jail
Second degree felony punishments include:
- Paying up to $10,000 in fines
- Serving up to 15 years in jail
First degree felony punishments include:
- Paying up to $10,000 in fines
- Serving up to 30 years in jail
Other Penalties for a DUI Conviction
In addition to the punishments an individual may receive in connection to the felony conviction, there are other serious consequences for a DUI conviction. Jail time and automatic license suspension can interfere with individuals' abilities to provide for themselves and for their families, and these penalties could also threaten their career. Our DUI attorney in Tampa understands the necessity of a clean record, and is more than prepared to help clients find positive solutions to their legal issues and protect their driving privileges.
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At Parks & Braxton, PA, we have the power to fight and the knowledge to win. Our record of success and reputation as aggressive advocates for our clients' rights is a testimony to our dedicated and effective legal abilities. We help our clients get informed about their legal options and build a case to pursue an effective resolution. With our valuable knowledge and experience, we may help you contest the weak evidence against you in order to minimize the consequences and dismiss the charges against you.
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