A felony is, by definition, a charge that can get you a year or more in jail. You may be charged with felony DUI if you have caused injury, had prior DUI convictions, or there were other aggravating circumstances. Among such factors are having a minor in the car at the time, the level of blood alcohol registered, or a record of driving on a suspended license.
Aside from the jail or prison sentence, you may be facing heavy fines, high insurance rates and a record as a felon. Use of street drugs or even prescription drugs that caused you to be impaired may also qualify you for a DUI charge.
Avoiding Felony Convictions
Avoid a felony conviction at all costs. Even your right as a citizen to vote can be taken away. Your record will be visible to potential employers and landlords, and college admissions officers. If your line of work requires a license, you could be rejected because of your conviction.
One approach is to attempt a reduction of the charge to a misdemeanor. The stronger the evidence against you, the more difficult your case. But don't assume all is lost. Your lawyer's job will be to question every piece of evidence.
Attorney Christopher T. Adams knows how to refute the state's case against you. He knows your constitutional rights. If police or prosecutors obtained evidence in violation of your right to be free of unreasonable search of you or your property, or seizure of evidence, this evidence may be excluded.
Chris Adams shines in protecting clients from the worst consequences of criminal charges. For a free, 30-minute consultation with Georgia repeat DUI arrest lawyer Adams, contact our Lawrenceville office online or call 800-582-0304.