A variety of conditions may apply to your case which results in a DUI offense being charged as a felony. In our state, if you have 2 or more instances of drunken driving on your record, your next violation may be prosecuted as a felony (if there was a prior DUI conviction within the preceding 10 year time period).
Although a DUI diversion program technically prevents you from being convicted of a DUI, it will still be counted on your record towards the amount of drunk driving incidents that you have had. Felony DUI charges will also result if the occurrence resulted in an accident which caused serious injury or a fatality. This is commonly referred to as involuntary manslaughter.
Your sentence for conviction on a felony DUI depends upon on your prior criminal history and the severity of the charges against you. A knowledgeable Overland Park DUI lawyer can assist you in understanding the penalties you face if you are found guilty.
As an attorney, I focus on DUI defense as my primary area of practice. At the Neighbors Law Office you are going to get a lawyer who knows the DUI laws, inside and out. I work with DUI cases every day and this experience provides me with the opportunity to produce the most favorable outcome that can be reached in each case I take up.
A third drunk driving conviction will result in a jail sentence of from 90 days to 1 year and 48 hours of this must be serviced consecutively before any work release, or house arrest, program goes into effect. You will be fined from $1,750 to $2500 and your license will be suspended for a year. After you suspension, an ignition interlock device will be placed on your vehicle.
If you are facing felony charges, it is vital that you choose an attorney who is familiar with and successful at DUI defense.