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Los Angeles Felony DUI Lawyers
Charges of a Felony DUI
If you were in an accident with injuries and charged with DUI, you could be charged with felony DUI. In addition to prison time, a felony DUI can carry fines of up to $5,000 and victim restitution of $10,000 or more. With your freedom and finances at risk, you need an attorney who can protect your rights and help you through this with as little damage as possible.
Defending Against Felony DUI Charges in LA
If you were in an accident with injuries, we sincerely hope that you and all others involved are better. Our lawyers have talked with many people in your situation. We know that you would change the circumstances and put things back the way they were before the accident if you could. At this point, however, it is time to deal with the situation quickly, protect your rights, and determine how this can be put behind you and the others involved. Takakjian & Sitkoff can help. Some situations in which a DUI can be elevated to a misdemeanor include the following:
- Accident with Injuries - If you are suspected of having a BAC of more than.08% and causing an accident with injuries to another person, you will be charged with felony DUI. For each additional person injured, the penalty will increase.
- Vehicular Manslaughter or Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated - When someone is killed in an accident and drunk driving is alleged, it is vital to have a DUI defense lawyer immediately. At Takakjian & Sitkoff, we have the experience it takes to handle the legal issues as well as the personal and public perception of the issues that often overwhelm suspected vehicular manslaughter cases.
- Multiple Offenses - If your DUI arrest is a fourth offense, you may face felony rather than misdemeanor charges. Your defense attorney at Takakjian & Sitkoff, will protect your rights while defending you against this charge and challenging whether the past charges can be used against you or not.
Felony DUI is a serious offense with serious penalties. Contact a felony DUI lawyer at our firm today to talk about your case. We can explain the laws and develop a strong defense for you.