Felony DUI Convictions
An individual arrested and charged with felony DUI requires an aggressive defense from The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller. Felony DUI is a very serious criminal charge with significant consequences. A felony conviction can affect the future of an individual in the ability to find employment, and keep family and friends. A felony conviction can cause loss of custody following a divorce. Individuals with felony convictions cannot qualify for certain professional licenses or security related employment. If charged with a felony DUI it is important to contact a Pasadena DUI defense attorney before speaking to authorities and make possible incriminating statements. Our law offices can provide defense based on the experiences as a former deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County and knowledge of laws concerning felony DUI and criminal defense.
About Felony DUI
Any DUI offense is a serious crime whether a misdemeanor or felony. A misdemeanor has certain penalties but there is very harsh punishment for a convicted DUI felony. There are factors involving a DUI that would categorize the crime as a felony DUI and can include the following:
- A DUI caused injury or fatality to others
- The offender has 3 or more prior DUI convictions within the past 10 years (multiple DUI)
- There exists 1 prior felony DUI conviction
Punishment for a DUI felony can carry a sentence of 2-5 years in state prison and an additional 3-6 years if the DUI caused injuries. Other sentencing can include large fines, court-ordered DUI education and rehabilitation programs, a revocation of driving privileges for 5 years, and assignment of the Habitual Traffic Offender Status for 3 years.
Prosecutors must produce evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that a felony DUI crime was committed. Defense attorneys have the right to challenge evidence and can attack arrest procedures and blood alcohol level test results. The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller works closely with clients to establish a good attorney client relationship, realizing the importance of that relationship when defending a client from very serious felony DUI charges. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our qualified lawyers.