Felony DUI Lawyer in Birmingham
Tenacious Legal Representation for DUI Charges
Felony DUI convictions can result in a prison sentence of at least one
year, in addition to other
penalties. You will also be considered a convicted felon on your criminal record
which could keep you from getting a job or bank loan. These penalties
can follow you for the rest of your life.
At Tidwell Law Group, LLC, a legal advocate can work to have your charges
minimized or dropped, regardless of the circumstances. When your DUI is
elevated to a felony, it is crucial that you take fast action to protect
your rights. Do all you can to fight a
DUI conviction by calling on a licensed and experienced Birmingham DUI attorney
who can fight your charges!
Penalties for a Felony DUI in Alabama
While a third DUI conviction is considered a misdemeanor offense, a fourth
conviction within five years will result in a felony charge. Other aggravating
factors, such as having a child in the vehicle or having an extremely
high BAC can also result in felony charges in some cases.
Penalties for a felony DUI offense include:
- 1 to 10 years in jail
- $4,100 to $10,100 in fines
Driver's license suspension for 5 years
- Possible revocation of driving privileges
- Mandatory court-approved completion of substance abuse program
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
These penalties can ruin your life, which is why you need a DUI attorney
from the firm to fight your charges and work towards getting your name cleared.
Aggravating Factors for Felony DUI
In addition to accruing four DUI convictions within five years, extenuating
circumstances for any case leading to a DUI conviction can result in a
felony charge. One example is causing a car accident resulting in significant
serious injury and / or death.
Another circumstance that could elevate your DUI charge to a felony is
if a child was present in your vehicle, if you were driving through a
school zone, or if you were travelling at 30 miles over the speed limit.
Finally, if you were arrested for DUI while your driver's license
was suspended or your blood alcohol was 0.16% or higher, even a first
DUI can be charged as a felony.
Contact a Skilled DUI Defense Lawyer in Birmingham Today
Attorney Jay Tidwell has been aggressively defending clients for a decade and can provide you
with the legal counsel and representation you need to protect your future
from a felony DUI conviction. Tidwell Law Group, LLC has all the tools
needed to protect you.
Call the firm today to discuss your case and build your defense!