Felony DUI | Top Rated Defense Attorneys in Clearwater, FL

When facing a DUI charge, there are certain instances in which you may be charged with a felony instead of a misdemeanor. A felony DUI comes with increased penalties.

Here are some of the factors that warrant a felony DUI arrest.

1. Felony DUI: A DUI that has been enhanced. Examples of enhancements include:

  • Third DUI within 10 years
  • Fourth DUI offense
  • DUI involving serious bodily injury
  • DUI manslaughter

2. DUI with serious bodily injury: A person in control of a motor vehicle who meets the criteria for DUI that causes or contributes to an injury to any person, including the driver, which consists of a physical condition that creates a substantial risk of death, serious personal disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

Our team of lawyers will discuss which injuries may qualify as “serious bodily injury” under Florida law based on experience during your case evaluation.

3. DUI Manslaughter: A person in control of a motor vehicle who meets the criteria for DUI and causes the death of another person, whether directly or indirectly. This is to include unborn children.

Although your intention may not have been to hurt another person, this charge carries significant and life-changing penalties. Your intent will not deter a criminal charge when it comes to the death of another in a case of this nature. 

Felony DUI charges, as mentioned above, carry greatly increased penalties. You'll want to talk to an attorney as soon as you are able.

At Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, we understand that facing a criminal charge can be frightening and overwhelming. Due to the potential consequences associated with the crime of Felony DUI, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced defense attorney right away.  Our team has over 35 years of combined experience defending citizens charged with Felony DUI. We have the knowledge and skill to fight for the best result in your case.  Our lawyers are accessible and dependable when you need them the most.

Contact us at (727) 531-2926 to schedule a free analysis of your case at our local office located in Clearwater, Florida. We handle cases in Pinellas County and the surrounding areas to include Hillsborough County, Manatee County, Sarasota County, Pasco County, and Polk County.  It is crucial to learn your legal options if you have been accused of Felony DUI. Let us start working for you today!

For more information, please visit our page on DUI penalties, and our DUI FAQ page.

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