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Have You Been Charged with a Felony DUI in Fort Walton Beach?

A felony DUI charge is a very serious offense in Florida. If you are convicted, you could face a wide range of consequences, including prison time, fines worth thousands of dollars, and the loss of your driver's license. You may also be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle. The type of penalties you will face will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, such as the circumstances of your arrest, the type of chemical test performed, and/or the type of substance you are alleged to have been under the influence of.

If you have been charged with a felony DUI, it is essential that you take action immediately. At Vanover Law Firm P.A., our Fort Walton Beach felony DUI lawyer can help you to defend yourself against these charges, and we can work to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We are prepared to work tirelessly to help you to the best possible outcome in your case. We are prepared to work tirelessly to help you fight these charges, and we can help you to understand the process and what you can do to help yourself.

If you are facing felony DUI charges in Fort Walton Beach, do not hesitate to contact our firm today at (850) 999-0006 to schedule your free consultation. We can help.

What Is Considered a Felony DUI in Florida?

In Florida, a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charge can escalate to a felony DUI under certain circumstances.

Here are the ways you can potentially face a felony DUI charge in Florida:

  • Third DUI within 10 years: If you have two prior DUI convictions within a 10-year period, a third DUI offense will be considered a third-degree felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to 5 years and/or a maximum fine of $5,000. The previous DUI convictions could have occurred in any state, as Florida takes into account out-of-state convictions as well.
  • Fourth or subsequent DUI: Any DUI offense beyond the third within a 10-year period will also be charged as a third-degree felony. Each subsequent offense increases the severity of the penalties.
  • DUI causing serious bodily injury: If you are involved in a DUI-related accident that results in serious bodily injury to another person, it can lead to a third-degree felony DUI charge. Serious bodily injury refers to injuries that pose a substantial risk of death, significant physical disfigurement, or impairment of bodily functions.
  • DUI manslaughter: If a DUI-related accident leads to the death of another person, it can result in a second-degree felony charge of DUI manslaughter. A second-degree felony carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Lastly, having a felony conviction on your record can make it extremely difficult to obtain employment, find housing, and live a normal life.

Ready to Defend You Today

At Vanover Law Firm P.A., we understand the serious nature of felony DUI charges in Fort Wolton Beach and the profound impact they can have on individuals' lives. Our experienced team of attorneys is committed to providing aggressive and strategic legal representation to those facing felony DUI charges, striving to protect their rights, navigate the complex legal system, and seek the best possible outcome. With a deep understanding of Florida's DUI laws and a relentless dedication to our clients, we are here to guide you through this challenging time.

Contact Vanover Law Firm P.A. today for the knowledgeable and compassionate legal support you need to effectively address your felony DUI case.


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