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
45 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.
Find out how we can help.
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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
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.
Schedule a free case consultation with Parks & Braxton, PA today! We make ourselves available 24/7,
on weekends and holidays.