Chicago Felony DUI Lawyer
What makes a DUI charge a felony?
Many DUIs, such as a first time offense, are charged as a misdemeanor. While the
penalties are not minor, they become even more severe if you are charged with any sort of felony
DUI offense. There are special circumstances that can cause a DUI charge to be raised to the level of a felony.
Multiple DUI offenses, starting with a third DUI conviction, can cause the charge to become a Class 2 felony punishable for 3-7 years in prison.
In this state, "aggravated" DUI offenses are felonies and include such items as:
- DUI which results in death such as a reckless homicide
- DUI without a valid license or permit
- DUI without vehicle liability insurance
- When a DUI results in great bodily harm or injury
- DUI when a child under the age of 16 is in the vehicle and is injured in the accident
You will be facing enhanced penalties for felony DUI convictions, and the The Toney Law Firm highly recommends the use of a skilled and experienced Chicago DUI attorney to work on securing the best possible outcome in your case. If convicted of a felony DUI, your license will be revoked. If convicted of a third DUI, your license will be revoked for a minimum of 10 years.
Penalties for Felony DUI Convictions
It is a harsh reality that convictions on felony DUI charges have changed the course of many lives. At times, plea bargaining and effective negotiations can be done to get your charges reduced. Complete and precise investigation may reveal errors in law enforcement procedures or in the application of DUI laws. These can sometimes be used to the advantage of the accused. It is important that work begin on your case immediately so that a successful defense can be mounted. By contacting Attorney Sarah Toney, she can begin a compelling defense on your behalf.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a felony DUI offense, it is vital that a
Chicago Felony DUI Lawyer be contacted
for skilled legal assistance.