A Felony DUI offense is always serious. If you or a loved one is charged with a felony DUI, the situation can have catastrophic consequences. You can be charged with felony DUI in South Carolina if you were in an accident (which led to the DUI arrest) that resulted in great bodily injury or death. The penalties for a felony DUI conviction can include a mandatory minimum of one year in prison when death occurs and a mandatory 30 days when great bodily injury occurs. If you have been charged with felony DUI, is critical that you hire an experienced DUI attorney to protect your rights.
Felony DUI Law
A person will be charged with a felony for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both, if while operating the vehicle under the influence, the person causes “great bodily injury” or death to a person other than himself. This includes passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. Great bodily injury is defined by the state of South Carolina as bodily injury, which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious or permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ. Upon conviction of a felony DUI by jury, the accused faces a minimum mandatory prison sentence and fine.
Felony DUI Charges
At the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., our South Carolina Felony DUI Attorneys are committed to managing the legal burdens of a DUI felony case, so that clients and their families can focus on coping with the tragedy itself. Give us a call to talk about your rights and the best way to proceed in your Felony DUI case.
Felony DUI Cases We Handle
Our South Carolina Felony DUI Defense Team will analyze every shred of evidence to ensure that your rights are protected. We will represent you from your bond hearing through the trial of your case. We handle the following:
- DUI Charges
- Bond Setting
- Court Appearances
- Plea Deals
- Negotiation of Charges
- Felony DUI Trial
Call Today for a Felony DUI Consultation
If you are facing a felony DUI charge resulting from a drunk driving accident that caused serious injury or loss of life to another, our South Carolina Felony DUI Lawyers provide a no-fee consultation to discuss the facts of your DUI case. Give us a call today to learn more.