Aggressive And Strategic Defense Against Felony DUI Charges In California
Felony DUI is an extremely serious offense in California. A conviction can result in severe penalties, including prison time, fines, loss of your license and probation, among others. If you are facing charges for a felony DUI, it is critical that you have a reliable criminal defense attorney representing you from the outset.
At the Law Office of Thomas A. Johnson, we provide aggressive and strategic defense against felony DUI charges. Attorney Tom Johnson is a former state and federal prosecutor who fully understands the law as it applies to these cases. We present the strongest possible defense on behalf of every client and pursue every available option in an effort to secure a positive result.
Understanding Felony DUI In California
There are a number of factors that can elevate a misdemeanor DUI to the felony level:
- If you have at least three previous DUI or so-called “wet-reckless” convictions — including convictions from other states — within the 10 years prior to the current charge
- If you have at least one prior felony DUI conviction or out-of-state equivalent
- If your drunk driving resulted in the serious injury or death of another person
In cases involving DUI with an injury to another person, it may be possible to argue that the accident that led to the injuries was not your fault. In cases involving a fourth DUI charge or a prior felony DUI conviction, beating the new charge will take the threat of a felony charge off the table.
We will thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether the initial traffic stop was justified and whether your rights were protected throughout the process. We will also examine all field sobriety and chemical tests to ensure integrity at every stage. If the results were skewed due to any type of error, we will take steps to suppress the evidence.
Discuss Your Felony DUI Defense Needs With A Lawyer
Contact our office to schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys. We will answer your questions and explain what we can do to help you. To get started, please call us in the Sacramento area at 916-248-8598 or toll free at 866-974-4316, or contact us via email.