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MISDEMEANOR DUI VS. FELONY DUI

Most Americans understand that when a motorist is pulled over and it is determined that that motorist has been driving while under the influence that he or she will be charged with drunk driving. What some Americans may be surprised to learn however, is that not all drunk driving charges are considered to be equally egregious.

The law recognizes that some drunk driving situations are more dangerous than others. Certainly, every time a motorist operates a vehicle while illegally intoxicated, some potential risk is involved in that activity. However, DUI laws classify certain drunk driving scenarios differently based primarily on how dangerous they either might be or have proven to be.

When a first-time offender is pulled over and that offender is determined to have a blood alcohol content just above the legal limit, he or she will almost certainly be charged with a misdemeanor DUI. Although this offense is dangerous, it is not deemed to be as dangerous as those that are ultimately classified as felony DUIs.

Individuals may be charged with felony DUIs for a number of reasons. Those reasons may include prior DUI convictions, a staggeringly high BAC level, an accident that results in bodily harm to another, driving drunk with children in the vehicle and/or driving drunk with a license that has been either suspended or completely revoked.

If you have questions about the various classifications of drunk driving charges or how your charges specifically may impact you, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced criminal law attorney.

Source: Findlaw Blotter, “What Makes a DUI a Felony?” Daniel Taylor, Nov. 20, 2014

Skillful Defense Against Any Type Of PCS Or Marijuana Possession Charge

My only concern is securing the best available result for each client I serve. I am diligent If you are found in possession of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, a medication for which you have no doctor's prescription, club drugs or drug paraphernalia, I will present the strongest possible case to show that the drugs were not yours or that the police had no grounds to perform the search that led to the discovery of the drugs.

If the prosecution has compelling evidence in your case, I will pursue every available option in an effort to avoid a conviction on your record. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, it may be possible negotiate 3363 treatment that would allow for your case to be dismissed after you complete court-ordered classes or drug treatment.

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