Were You Charged With Felony DUI?
When a police officer pulls you over and administers a Breathalyzer test, it may come as a surprise that your blood alcohol content (BAC) is at the level of legal intoxication. It may also cause a lot of stress for you if this is not your first, but second drunk driving charge. If your second DWI offense occurred within 10 years of the first offense, you may be charged with a felony DUI/DWI. If your second offense is treated as a felony, you are subject to additional penalties.
Defense Services for Repeat Offenders
If you have been charged a felony DWI, you face steeper consequences than if you were charged with a misdemeanor. These consequences can have a drastic effect on your life, so it is important to get in touch with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
I am attorney George F. Hildebrandt. I have three decades of experience tenaciously defending individuals with criminal charges throughout New York. My proven track record of success will be an asset in court as I help you contest your felony charges. Schedule an appointment by contacting my law firm online or at 315-350-3980 to learn more about what I can do for you.
Understanding the Consequences
At my criminal defense firm, I am dedicated to helping individuals facing drunk driving charges avoid penalties. If you have received a second or subsequent DUI charge within 10 years of your first conviction, your charge will be treated as a felony. A felony DWI conviction can result in:
- Fine between $1000 and $5000
- State prison time of up to four years – or more – depending on prior record
- Probation of up to five years
- License revocation for at least one year (longer or even permanent depending on prior record)
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- Significant additional court, administrative and program fees
- Mandatory imprisonment or substantial community service (up to 60 days) if recent priors
Protecting Your Rights
As an experienced DWI defense lawyer, I have the knowledge, skill and reputation to defend you against your felony charges. I have spent my entire 30 years of practice as a defense attorney, never a prosecutor. I have assisted individuals who have been charged with crimes in both state and federal courts in New York. I will use my in-depth knowledge of New York criminal law to help you avoid or reduce your penalties.
Schedule a Consultation Today
I am attorney George F. Hildebrandt. I have decades of experience tenaciously defending individuals with criminal charges throughout New York. Contact my Syracuse law firm at 315-350-3980 or 866-929-3285 if you have been charged with a felony.