Attorneys Experienced Defending Against Felony DUI Charges

A felony DUI charge is a very serious offense. A conviction may result in significant fines and jail time. Having a strong advocate on your side who will evaluate your situation and fight for your rights is vital to the outcome of your case.

At McIntosh Law, our lawyers have extensive experience with felony DUI cases. Our first step will be to meet with you to determine whether it is a felony or not. Our attorneys will evaluate the validity of testing methods used by law enforcement and their results.

Additionally, we will examine prior DUI convictions and out-of-state records to determine if they are valid or if we can challenge them in court. This may allow us to have the charges reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.

What Makes A DUI A Felony?

A felony DUI sentence includes up to $5,000 in fines and/or up to five years imprisonment. In Florida, a felony DUI is defined by several different factors, including the following:

  • A third DUI conviction within 10 years, or a fourth DUI within a lifetime
    • Sentence includes up to a $5,000 fine and/or five years imprisonment
  • Serious bodily injury caused by driving under the influence
    • Sentence includes up to a $5,000 fine and/or five years imprisonment
  • Death caused by driving under the influence, either manslaughter or vehicular homicide
    • Sentence includes up to a $10,000 fine and/or 15 years imprisonment
    • If you leave the scene of the crime after a DUI manslaughter or vehicular homicide, prison time may increase to 30 years

Using our team approach to criminal defense, our attorneys will work diligently to help ensure the best possible results. Depending on your situation, we can advocate for reduced sentencing, removal of prior DUI convictions, treatment programs and other alternative options. If you received a notification about Florida DUI court, we can also answer your questions regarding this option.

Discuss Your Legal Options With Our Attorneys

Contact McIntosh Law today by email or phone at 941-306-3230 for an initial consultation to discuss your criminal law questions and concerns. From our Sarasota office, we defend clients throughout Florida.

We offer flexible appointment times, and we accept all major credit cards.