If you are a repeat DUI offender or were involved in an accident while under the influence, you may find yourself facing felony DUI charges. A felony DUI charge is more serious than a misdemeanor DUI charge and can subject you to serious consequences, including a prison sentence, fines, loss of rights, and other penalties. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard S. Humphrey are ready to take prompt action on your behalf and build a strong defense for your case.
The conditions that can lead to a felony DUI charge include:
If you are a repeat offender and you are charged with a third DUI arrest in Rhode Island, you can face felony charges. This comes with heightened consequences such as:
It is also possible to face felony DUI charges when an accident occurs and someone is seriously injured or killed while your BAC was .08% or greater. This is also called an aggravated DUI or DUI manslaughter. In these types of cases, a drunk driver can face:
A hit and run accident may also result in a felony DUI arrest, even if no one is injured.
The status of DUI charges can also be raised to a felony for the following reasons:
If you have been arrested for recurring DUI charges or from an aggravated DUI case, contact the Law Offices of Richard S. Humphrey to arrange a free consultation.