Arrested for a fourth or subsequent DUI in Brevard County?
Most DUI arrests result in misdemeanor charges and convictions. The circumstances can become more severe, however, when a person is arrested for multiple DUI offenses or if they cause a DUI accident, a DUI with injury, or a fatal DUI accident. A fourth DUI is an automatic felony DUI punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and a state prison sentence of up to five years. It is important to note, however, that a third DUI offense within 10 years of a first conviction is also a felony DUI.
DUI Accidents Involving Injuries & Fatalities
Drunk driving accidents are also felony offenses when they involve serious bodily injury (impairing, disabling, or life-threatening) or a fatality. When a victim is seriously injured by a drunk driver, the intoxicated individual could be convicted with a felony DUI and face the same penalties listed above. Fatal DUI accidents are different. Known as DUI manslaughter, these accidents are charged as a felony with penalties involving a maximum fine of $10,000, a prison sentence of up to 30 years, and a lifetime driver's license revocation.
The severity of these penalties is far-reaching. Not only will you face financial hardship and time in prison, but your reputation will be ruined. You will likely lose your job and, due to the black mark of a felony conviction, it is not likely that you will achieve a successful career in the future. That is why you must hire an aggressive Brevard County DUI lawyer immediately after your arrest.
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Our firm is available to take your call anytime 24 / 7 in Viera, Titusville, Melbourne, and all of Brevard County. Our aggressive approach, extensive experience, and relentless representation have obtained satisfactory results for thousands of DUI defense cases across the state of Florida. Your case could be next, so contact us right away to speak with an attorney and learn more about how we can help. We also offer a free online case evaluation, so don't wait. Speak with an attorney today!