While the majority of DUI-related crimes will be prosecuted as misdemeanors, there are some circumstances when they will be considered felonies. When aggravating factors are present, such as an extremely high BAL or a minor child in the vehicle, even a first time offense can be prosecuted as a felony.
In Florida, even a second DUI offense will typically be considered a misdemeanor. Again, if there are aggravating factors, such as a BAL of 0.15% or higher, the penalties and consequences will increase, with the potential of felony prosecution.
A DUI offense will be considered a felony if:
- It is a third DUI conviction within 10 years of prior offenses
- It is a fourth or subsequent DUI conviction
- The driver caused serious injury to themselves or other individuals
- The driver caused death to any individual, even a passenger or unborn child
- If the driver caused death to any human being or an unborn child
- If a driver causes death or flees the scene of the accident
Arrested for felony DUI? You will only have 10 days to request an administrative hearing to get your license reinstated, so do not delay in contacting our firm!
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If any of these factors were involved in your case or you are being accused of such a crime, make sure you obtain legal counsel right away. Our Fort Myers felony DUI attorney understands how to build a strong defense against these types of charges and can utilize our experience to fight for your freedom!
The good news is that you don't have to go through this time alone. Attorney Jose Calvo is a former prosecutor and attorney Katheryn Calvo is a proven criminal trial attorney. Together, our team has successfully challenged countless DUI cases in the Fort Myers area and can do the same for you. Let us fight to get your charges reduced, dismissed, or dropped!
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