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Felony DUI Charges Requires An Attorney As Serious As The Consequences

Certain circumstances can make your drunk driving charge much more consequential. Repeat offenses, the presence of children or resulting injuries and property damage can all mean a DUI becomes classified as an “aggravated” DUI. Aggravated DUI charges are felony charges and can lead to significant time in incarceration, extremely expensive fines and other life-changing consequences.

There are ways to defend yourself. The case against you may seem overwhelming. But effective cross examination and experienced legal strategy make a huge difference. At Vergara & Favia Law, LTD, our attorneys are vigorous defenders of your rights. You deserve a quality defense. We ensure that you get it. Call 331-223-4529 for your consultation.

Our team includes a certified specialist in DUI Detection and the Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests by the NHTSA. Our specialized knowledge means we can ensure the police properly administered any field sobriety tests.

How Felony DUI Is Different From Other DUI Charges

A felony DUI charge has substantially more severe consequences than a first-time DUI conviction. If you are charged with a felony DUI, there are compounding factors that make your case more serious. Felony DUIs can change your life for the worse. Consequences include:

  • Long-term prison sentences ranging from 3 to 30 years imprisonment, dependent upon the circumstances
  • Up to $25,000 in fines, not including fines incidental to your case like car impoundment or insurance increases
  • License revocation lasting a decade or more

A felony record precludes you from accessing necessary social services like housing and food support programs. It can substantially reduce your employment options. If you have children, a felony conviction may put your ability to see or care for those children at risk.

Powerful Defense Is A Phone Call Away

At Vergara & Favia Law, our attorneys understand that not everything is as it seems. Our attorneys have been named to National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for a reason. We work with powerful analytical minds in Illinois. As your lawyers, we identify the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and help you access all your available options throughout the legal process. Email us or call 331-223-4529 to begin your defense.