Handling DUI Felony Cases Since 1975
Under Florida law, any drunk driving conviction will go on your criminal record, but some forms of DUI are felonies. If you were charged with a criminal offense, you need proper legal advice as soon as possible. The law firm of Epstein & Robbins, based in Jacksonville, has provided strong, effective representation in Florida DUI cases since 1975. Our extensive track record is very reassuring to clients of the firm, and it often spells difficulty for prosecutors.
How Does A DUI Become A Felony?
A felony is a serious crime that can lead to significant jail or prison time, not just a driver’s license suspension and fines. As a driver, you can be charged with felony DUI for several reasons:
- Multiple DUIs: If you are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after one or more previous DUI convictions, you may be charged with a felony rather than a misdemeanor.
- An accident: You can be charged with a felony for causing a DUI-related accident that resulted in bodily injury.
- Driving with a suspended license: It is a crime to drive with a suspended or revoked license. Your DUI case can be greatly complicated if there are issues with your license at the time of the alleged infraction.
Every DUI case is different. Even if you think you do not have a defense, talk to an experienced lawyer before you plead guilty or no contest to the charges. Do not discuss your case with anyone else first.
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As our client, you will receive the many benefits of working with a team, not just an individual lawyer. If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI, contact our offices for a free case evaluation. Call us at 904-354-5645 today.