After Colorado enacted its felony DUI law, the stakes became much higher for those with three previous drunk driving convictions in any U.S. state or territory. A fourth DUI or DWAI is a Class 4 felony, and upon conviction the driver is subject to 2-6 years in prison plus a large fine.
You may not have worried too much when you were arrested for drunk driving in the past. After all, before 2015 every DUI or DWAI was a misdemeanor. But this time, it’s different. A fourth conviction will probably mean prison time, so you need strong and effective representation.
At The Foley Law Firm in Colorado Springs, we aggressively defend people charged with felony DUI, including vehicular assault and vehicular homicide. Our attorneys work tenaciously with the goal of winning every case. The Foley Law Firm will fight for your rights and freedom.
Call us today at 719-757-1182 for a free consultation.
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling DUI cases as prosecutors and defenders. We understand the many legal and technical aspects of DUI law and how to identify and implement winning defense strategies.
The potential defenses for a felony DUI charge are the same as for misdemeanor drunk driving charges. These and many other factors could result in the dismissal of the charge:
With a felony DUI charge, there is another question to answer. Do you really have three prior convictions? If one or more were dismissed, the charge could be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor DUI. Our lawyers will carefully examine these and other facts in your case, looking for a way to obtain the best possible outcome for you.