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Tampa Felony DUI Attorney

While most DUI crimes are misdemeanors, sometimes circumstances warrant the charge being increased to a felony. If someone is injured or killed or if the driver has a history of DUI convictions, the drunk driver can face serious sentencing and the long-term consequences of a felony conviction that include lost voting rights and social stigmatization. If you have been accused of a felony, please call a skilled Tampa DUI lawyer as soon as possible.

If this is your third or subsequent DUI within ten years, you will face $5,000 in fines and up to five years in prison. You will also permanently lose your driving privileges. These consequences are extremely serious and can only be fought with the help of a top Tampa DUI attorney.

A Tampa DUI Lawyer Can Help You Fight Felony DUI Charges

Even if this is your first DUI charge though, if you injured or killed someone, you will be facing felony charges. In most cases, this is even more difficult on the suspect, who is likely to already be suffering through major grief and guilt after the accident. No matter how remorseful you are though, you will still face massive penalties. If you injured another person while driving drunk, you could be imprisoned for five years, lose your license for three years and be forced to pay $5,000 in fines. If the victim died, you will be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison, lose your license permanently and be forced to pay up to $10,000 in fines. If you were so scared that you fled the scene, you may be charged with a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Your only chance of avoiding these grave consequences is by fighting to prove your innocence with the help of a Tampa DUI lawyer. Even if there is no arguing that you hit the victim or fled the scene of the crime, we may still be able to prove that you were not drunk and did not know the victim was deceased. If we can show this, it will significantly decrease your possible sentencing.

If you have been accused of a felony DUI, you need a Tampa DUI attorney with a proven track record of excellence. Please call our offices today to discuss how our firm can help you fight these charges.