Felony DUI in Florida
DUI is most often charged as a misdemeanor offense in Florida, where the maximum
penalties are up to 12 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. In some cases, however, driving under the influence will be charged as a felony offense. This is usually only in the presence of certain aggravating factors:
multiple DUI convictions or a DUI accident causing serious injury or death.
Miami DUI attorney Michael Mirer is a highly experienced trial attorney and a former Miami-Dade prosecutor who fully understands the ins and outs of Florida drunk driving laws. If you are facing felony DUI charges for a third DUI conviction or for
DUI causing injury, we can help. Your initial consultation with attorney Mirer is free, and if you work with our firm he will personally handle every aspect of your legal representation in order to offer you the best opportunity at a positive case outcome.
Choose a Skilled DUI Defense Attorney in Miami
Defending felony DUI charges in Florida is never easy. However, a competent attorney can make a significant impact on the route your case takes. For instance, take a case involving an auto accident where a defendant was allegedly drinking and driving and caused an auto accident that resulted in serious injury to another person. A DUI defense lawyer with the proper resources to conduct a full investigation into the matter can work with experts in accident reconstruction and forensics to prove that the defendant did not cause the accident or was not "under the influence" of alcohol or drugs in the first place.
Remember, the burden in criminal cases is on the prosecution. They must prove - beyond a shadow of a doubt - that you committed the offense for which you are facing criminal charges. All your attorney will need to do is prove that one shred of doubt in the judge and jury's mind. Learn more about how you can fight your charges; contact a Miami felony DUI lawyer at the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today for a free consultation.