Were You Charged With Felony DUI or OWI?

Were You Charged With Felony DUI or OWI?

Our criminal defense attorney serving Warren, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Roseville, MI and Macomb County can help

Even a first-offense DUI conviction can result in hefty fines or the suspension of your license. A conviction for a felony DUI/OWI comes with a state mandatory minimum jail sentence of 30 days and can go up to 5 years in prison, and can also result in mandatory rehabilitation and the permanent loss of your license. It's also important to note that a third offense, no matter how much time has passed from the second offense, and no matter what states the prior offenses took place, automatically triggers a felony charge. Don't hesitate to hire a criminal lawyer to protect your rights if you've been charged with a felony DUI or OWI.

Barnwell Law, PLLC can build a strong defense to argue against the charges. If you are convicted, having our skilled criminal defense attorney on your side can help you avoid consequences like losing the right to carry a firearm or losing your professional license. Discuss your options with our criminal lawyer serving Warren, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Roseville, MI and Macomb County today.

The difference between misdemeanor and felony cases

Like many areas of law, the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony in DUI/OWI cases usually comes down to severity:

  • A misdemeanor DUI or OWI is often the result of a first or second offense
  • A DUI or OWI charge can become a felony if it's at least the third repeat offense
  • You might also be charged with a felony if your DUI or OWI included having a minor in the vehicle with you or resulted in injury or death

Call 810-394-2952 to learn more about your specific situation from an experienced criminal defense attorney.