Long Beach Felony DUI Lawyer
A typical DUI arrest with no aggravating factors will most likely result in a misdemeanor DUI charge. In certain circumstances, however, a driver may face the more severe charge of a felony DUI. The DUI lawyers at Gold & Witham are experienced in helping clients who are facing complex felony charges. DUI, when charged as a felony, may result in up to several years or more in state prison. Our attorneys understand that these charges are grave and so apply themselves fully to each felony DUI case in order to provide quality DUI defense.
What makes a DUI charges as a felony?
California offenses that may result in a felony DUI charge include the following:
There are also several instances where aggravating factors may cause a misdemeanor DUI to be elevated to a felony. For example, a charge may be elevated if the person accused of drunk driving had a minor in the car with them at the time of the alleged crime or if they had a BAC that was unreasonably high. If you have questions about your own case, we encourage you to call.
Why should you hire a felony DUI lawyer?
Your freedom and rights are at risk when you are facing felony charges. A felony is differentiated from a misdemeanor due to the fact that the penalties are more severe. The minimum sentence for a felony offense is 1 year in state prison. Working with a Long Beach DUI attorney is how you can take action to help ensure that you do not spend the next year or several years in prison.
A talented attorney with a great deal of knowledge and experience will be able to help you pursue that outcome which you are hoping for—one without any prison time. To get started with your defense, do not hesitate to contact our firm today to request your free case evaluation.