Miami Felony DUI Attorney
Injury, Manslaughter & Multiple Offenses
The majority of DUI charges in Florida are misdemeanors, but there are certain circumstances where a DUI charge can be upgraded to a felony offense. Felony offenses are no laughing matter, and you can’t afford to be defenseless against the state prosecution who will try to convict you of the maximum penalties available. An experienced Miami DUI attorney at Parks & Braxton, PA has the wealth of legal knowledge and resources that you need to fight a felony DUI charge so that you can avoid severe penalties.
You may be charged with a felony DUI if you have two prior DUI convictions anywhere in the United States. In order to qualify for this level of criminal charges, the prosecutor must prove that at least one of the prior DUI convictions occurred within the last 10 years. When the number of previous DUI convictions is three or higher, you will automatically receive a felony DUI charge regardless of when they occurred. It is ultimately up to the discretion of the prosecutor to decide whether you will be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and our firm may be able to help convict the State to file your DUI charges as a misdemeanor.
- Third or Subsequent DUIs: If you are convicted of your third DUI within ten years of the last one or a fourth or subsequent DUI it will be considered a third degree felony. This is punishable by a $5,000 fine and/or five years in prison.
- Serious Bodily Injury DUI: It is a third degree felony to cause an accident because of DUI that causes serious bodily injury to another individual.
- DUI Manslaughter: It is a second degree felony punishable by $10,000 and/or 15 years’ incarceration.
- Leaving the Scene/Manslaughter: This is a felony of the first degree. It is punishable by $10,000 and/or 30 years in prison.
It is also a felony offense to drive while your license is suspended or revoked 3 times within 5 years. This is a third degree felony that is punishable by both imprisonment of no more than five years and a fine that is $5,000 maximum.
Contact a Miami Felony DUI Lawyer Today
When you contact Parks & Braxton, PA about your felony DUI charges, you will immediately begin to receive legal guidance and support. Regardless of whether your felony DUI charges stem from a DUI with injury or a DUI manslaughter, we have the insight and experience to defend you against all types of charges. Our legal team has over 40 years in total legal experience, and we are passionate about providing high-quality legal defense for every client. Our legal team has handled thousands of cases successfully, and we are ready to help you today as well!