Newport Beach Felony DUI Defense Lawyer
Fight Your Felony DUI Charges with a Newport Criminal Attorney
Driving while imparied by alcohol or drugs can get a person stopped by law enforcement and charged wtih DUI. Once a person is charged with DUI, it may go down as a misdemeanor or felony DUI offense. If it is the person's first time being arrested for driving under the influence, or if the person did not cause bodily injury or property damage, he or she will usually be charged with a misdemeanor DUI.
However, if the person has at least three prior DUI convictions or if the person caused bodily injury to another person or caused considerable property damage, it is very likely that the person will be charged with felony DUI and most likely be facing considerable jail time, heavy fines, and license suspension. Other situations in which a person may be charged with a felony DUI are if the DUI driver has a prior felony DUI on his or her record.
Being charged with a felony DUI is a very serious matter. If you are facing this charge or if you suspect that you are going to be charged with felony DUI in Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, or anywhere in Orange County, California, it is imperative that you contact the Newport Beach criminal defense attorney at the firm as soon as possible. You will need a skilled and aggressive defense attorney handling your case.
In addition, when another person is injured or dies because you were driving under the influence and drove in a negligent manner or violated a traffic law, you may be charged with a felony DUI with injury, vehicular manslaughter, or second-degree murder, depending on the circumstances of the incident and your prior criminal history.
Consult with a Newport Beach Felony DUI Defense Attorney
Because a felony DUI is such a serious offense with such devastating consequences, it is crucial that you engage the services of an attorney well-versed in California DUI law, procedure, and with the courts that process these cases. That is why it is strongly urged that you retain the services of Newport Beach felony DUI defense lawyer Scott D. Hughes. Contact the firm now to discuss your case in confidence.
Facing a felony DUI? Contact the Newport Beach felony DUI attorney at the firm today!