If you are arrested for felony DUI charges, you are facing severe penalties that can stay with you for life. The Fresno Courts do not take felony drunk driving charges lightly and will consider prison a likely sentence. Because a felony DUI charge is serious, it is important to contact a Fresno DUI attorney as soon as possible.
California Vehicle Code Section 23153(a) and 23153(b) are the most common controlling California statutes that make it illegal to drive while under the influence (DUI) and you commit an act or neglect causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. There are three different ways to be charged with a felony DUI in Fresno.
If you are facing a felony DUI, you need to contact a dedicated DUI attorney who will aggressively defend you.
California Vehicle Code Section 23153(a) and 23153(b) are the most common controlling California statutes that make it illegal to drive while under the influence and you commit an act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver.
You can also be charged under California Vehicle Code Section 23153(c) or California Vehicle Code Section 23152(e) if you are charged with narcotics or prescription drugs. For prescribed medications, these DUI charges are particularly difficult because most people do not realize the danger of prescription drugs and driving.
In addition, under California Vehicle Code Section 23152(f), you may be charged with a felony DUI if you have alcohol and drugs in your system and you injure or kill someone as a result or a negligent act or omission.
When you are charged with a felony DUI, our primary concern is keep you out of custody and to aggressively defend the charges at every stage. These driving under the influence charges a great deal of understanding and finesse in order to make any victims, the district attorney, and the court to agree to anything other than a prison sentence. We will challenge the felony charges and enhancements against you and work to resolve your matter by attempting to keep you from being incarcerated by showing the judge that there are better alternatives to sending you to jail or prison.
When your future is at stake, you need to retain counsel that understands Felony DUI cases, including the court and DMV. If you were just arrested for a felony DUI, you only have 10 days to request a hearing from DMV to avoid your driver’s license being suspended.
Please call or complete our free, no obligation lawyer contact form, and we will make an appointment right away so you can receive a free consultation to discuss your felony driving under the influence case. And remember to call within 10 days of your arrest so we can request a DMV hearing for you at no charge and no commitments.