When Is A DUI Charged As A Felony?

Felony DUI/drunk driving charges generally result from one of two circumstances. First, the fourth offense committed by a person with three prior DUI convictions within the previous 10 years is automatically considered a felony. Felony charges can result from an accident that causes injuries or death. Also, in California anyone with a prior felony DUI can be charged with a felony for a subsequent DUI offense, no matter how much time has elapsed.

For the best defense against felony DUI charges, you need an experienced DUI defense attorney. At the Law Office of Thomas F. McKenna, you will receive strong and steadfast representation from an experienced, understanding lawyer.

I Can Help You Beat Felony DUI Charges

If you are facing a felony charge based on prior DUI/drunk driving convictions, I will carefully examine each of the old cases to see if they can be stricken from your case for the purpose of reducing the present charge to a misdemeanor. When the felony DUI/drunk driving charge is based on an accident resulting in injury or death, I will investigate your case promptly and thoroughly to develop the most effective defense available under the facts, whether it's based on toxicology reports or on the absence of specific criminal intent.

Experienced Drunk Driving Defense

With over 30 years of trial experience, I know how to approach serious criminal problems with a view toward expanding your options and minimizing exposure to jail time. I understand how different facts will affect the district attorney's negotiation position, as well your chances in court, should the matter go to trial.

Facing Prison Time? Call 925-951-0940 For Legal Advice Today

My experience with the resolution of felony DUI/multiple drunk driving charges throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland and Martinez can help anyone facing prison based on prior convictions or a serious accident. Contact the Law Office of Thomas F. McKenna to set up a free consultation.