Birmingham Felony DUI Defense Lawyer
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!
When is a DUI a Felony?
While a third DUI conviction is considered a misdemeanor offense, a fourth conviction within ten 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 enhanced penalties in some cases.
What are the Penalties for a Felony DUI in Alabama?
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 ten 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 property damage, serious injury and / or death.
These other circumstances could also elevate your DUI charge — even if it's your first DUI charge:
- If a child was present in your vehicle
- If you were driving through a school zone
- If you were travelling at 30 miles over the speed limit
- If you were arrested for DUI while your driver's license was suspended
- If you were arrested for DUI while your blood alcohol was 0.15% or higher
Contact a skilled DUI defense lawyer in Birmingham today!
Attorney Jay Tidwell has been aggressively defending clients for over 17 years 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!