While getting a DUI is always a serious issue which should never be taken lightly in many cases it is classified as a misdemeanor. However, there are cases in which the charges can be increased to a felony. If you have been charged with a felony DUI, you need the experienced DUI laywers of Falangetti & Weimortz to represent your legal interests.
Felony DUI Penalties Can Be Stiff
Factors that might warrant felony charges are in cases in which you have 3 or more previous DUI convictions. Any subsequent charges for a repeat offense will also mean a felony charge. Another reason a DUI offense may be a felony is if there is a traffic violation (such as speeding, running a red light, etc.), or a third party is injured and this injury is due to the traffic violation. When faced with such a grave charge, you need hard-hitting legal representation.
The minimum penalty for a felony DUI is 180 days in jail, up to $3,000 in fines, a 4-year revoking of your driver's license, and an 18 month alcohol education program. With a felony DUI charge, you could be facing as much as 3 years in prison. Beyond losing your freedom, you would face life as a convicted felon even after serving your sentence. This includes having these charges imprinted on your record, haunting your every opportunity you get for employment and housing. If you face a felony DUI charge, you are faced with life-altering prospects. With your freedom and enduring reputation on the line, it would be invaluable to seek the qualified assistance of an esteemed felony DUI lawyer from our Long Beach criminal defense firm
Serious Charges Need Serious Representation
DUI defense attorneys Anthony J. Falangetti and Joseph Weimortz, Jr. have a proven track record of getting DUI cases dismissed. They each have more than a decade of criminal defense experience, and they have honed their skills working on thousands of felony trials. Both are former prosecutors, having worked as Deputy District Attorneys for the greater Los Angeles area. They are well-versed in how the other side of the bench operates.
Attorneys Falangetti and Weimortz know how to craft winning cases and to tenaciously present the defense that can clear their clients' names and safeguard their freedoms. In fact, Attorney Falangetti was placed on the list of California's Super Lawyers® for 2012-2014 and Attorney Weimortz in 2014, placing them among the top 5% of lawyers in the state. Call today for a free consultation at (562) 256-7140 and get the DUI representation you deserve.
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Anybody can be charged with driving while impaired. Whether you regularly enjoy an evening cocktail before dinner, or have an attitude adjustment with office co-workers during "happy hour," and then sit behind the wheel to drive down a public highway, you are at risk for a DUI/DWI charge. Read More...This charge is likely to have a significant impact on many areas of your life; your income, your freedom, and your ability to get a new job. This book will arm you with everything you need to know and do if you are ever pulled over by the police and charged with a DUI/DWI.
This site was designed to offer you basic information that will aid you in making the right choices about your case. You will also find information regarding the types of penalties that may be imposed for different criminal offenses, as well as the services we provide to help counter these. In addition to browsing through our site, we welcome you to call us or contact us online at your earliest convenience to schedule a confidential review of your unique case.
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