Riverside Felony DUI Attorney
Facing felony charges for driving under the influence?
Although driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime typically prosecuted as a misdemeanor offense, there are a
few ways in which felony charges may arise. Regardless of the precise
factors involved, all felony allegations pose detrimental and life-altering
consequences. From substantial fines and prison sentences to a lifetime
of restrictions and limitations, the penalties you face are too severe
to allow your case to go without the experienced legal representation our
Riverside criminal defense attorneys can provide. The following instances can result in a felony DUI charge:
Fourth DUI Conviction: You will be subjected to a felony DUI charge if you have been convicted
or three DUIs within the past 10 years. In addition to standard DUI charges,
prior convictions can also include wet reckless convictions and DUIs in
Prior Felony DUI Conviction: If you were convicted of a felony DUI for any reason, and at any time,
you will face felony DUI charges -even if the new DUI allegation is not
a felony offense itself or if it has been more than 10 years since your
prior felony DUI conviction.
DUI Causing Injury: Under California Vehicle Code § 23153, DUIs resulting in bodily harm
to another are considered a separate and more serious criminal offense.
Depending on the facts involved, a DUI causing injury can be prosecuted
as a felony offense.
Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated: If, while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a person causes
the death of another, they can be charged for vehicular manslaughter while
intoxicated. This is a serious criminal offense penalized by mandatory
minimum terms of imprisonment in a state prison.
Protect Your Future – Work with a Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer
While retaining legal counsel is a wise decision during any DUI case, it
becomes essential in mitigating the serious penalties you face when charged
with a felony DUI. Riverside DUI attorneys who have spent collective decades
representing clients from a variety of felony DUI allegations, our legal
team has the unique experiences, talent, and insight needed to effectively
protect your rights and defend against your charges. As time is an important
factor in building a successful defense strategy, we strongly encourage
those who are charged with felony DUI to
contact Grech & Packer as soon as possible.