Felony DUI Attorney
Typically, DUI charges are considered misdemeanor. However, depending on the severity of the case, and some other determining factors, the charge may be classified as a felony offense. A DUI is considered a felony offense if:
· The DUI resulted in serious bodily harm or death of another person
· The DUI involved general recklessness and disregard for public safety
· The defendant is a repeat offender
In these cases, penalties for the DUI charge become significantly more severe and harder to defend against prosecution in court. Many states include a mandatory imprisonment for a specified length of time for felony DUI incidents.
In the state of Alabama, a third time offender will be penalized with a mandatory imprisonment for at least 60 days and up to 1 year. A fourth time offender faces mandatory prison sentencing of at least 1 year. Fines become much steeper as well for repeat offenders, who may be required to attend a driving or alcohol educational course as well as complete a specified amount of community service hours along with other consequences, such as revocation of driving privileges.
A DUI charge on your criminal record may cause other problems down the road, such as trouble finding housing, trouble finding a job, and trouble attaining credit, loans, etc. In order to protect your rights and freedom, you need to hire an aggressive DUI defense attorney to represent your case from start to finish.
Contact Matthew Hornsby, DUI Defense Attorney
If you are facing felony DUI charges in the State of Alabama, you need to speak with a DUI Defense Attorney who will guide you through the complex legal process and help ensure that your rights and freedoms are protected. Even if the evidence against you seems overwhelming, Matthew Hornsby is a highly skilled defense attorney who analyzes all possible options for your case to create the most effective defense strategy. His main goal is to reduce or drop the charges made against you, and will fiercely stand up to prosecutors looking to convict an alleged criminal. Don’t risk your freedom- contact Matthew Hornsby today for a consultation on your case at 205-856-1000.