Felony DUI Charges in Seattle
Any type of DUI charge should be taken seriously. If you or a family member have been arrested for dui in Seattle, call The Law Offices of Steve Karimi. Seattle DUI defense attorney Steve Karimi will help you fight the charges and get great results. When you call attorney Karimi you are not only getting an experienced DUI attorney, you are also getting an ally. He genuinely cares about his clients and getting the best results for them. He will listen to your case with an understanding ear and give you advice for the best way to handle your DUI charges.
Most DUI charges in Seattle are misdemeanor offenses. In some severe cases, though, you can be charged with felony DUI. Felony charges are the most serious charges you can face because they not only carry steep penalties, a felony conviction will follow you for the rest of your life. If you are facing charges for a felony DUI offense, you should contact an experienced Seattle DUI attorney right away. An knowledgeable DUI lawyer can help you build a defense and give you advise on how to best handle your case. Seattle DUI defense lawyer Steve Karimi can help you build fight your felony charges and get the best results.
How to be Charged With a Felony DUI in Seattle
Felony DUI charges can happen two different ways. In some cases a DUI can lead to other felony offenses like vehicular homicide but there are only two situations where only your background and driving with a BAC over the legal limit can lead to a felony charge.
The first situation for a felony DUI charge to occur is your past DUI record. If you have already been convicted of 4 or more DUI charges in the past 10 years, you will face felony charges if you are arrested for another DUI. In order to discourage repeat offenders, Washington lawmakers increase the penalties for people arrested for repeat DUIs. For every previous conviction in the past decade, your consequences will keep increasing until you are facing felony DUI charges. You still have options though; a DUI attorney can assist you in fighting the charges.
The other situation that can lead to a felony DUI charges in Seattle is your past DUI related criminal history. If you have been convicted previously of vehicular homicide or a vehicular accident that was ruled to a caused by DUI and was charged as a felony, you will be charged with a felony for all subsequent DUI arrests. Basically, once you are convicted of a felony crime where alcohol was involved, you will then be charged with felony DUI even if you have no other DUI convictions. The good news is that, even if you are facing felony DUI charges, The Law Offices of Steve Karimi can help you.
Seattle Felony DUI Attorney
A felony DUI charge can lead to a lot of serious penalties. Even a misdemeanor DUI can result in probation and jail time as well as steep fines, community service, alcohol or drug treatment, DUI driving classes and license suspension. When the conviction involves a felony, the sentences, especially jail time and fines, increase substantially. Felony DUI is considered a Class C crime and can result in up to five years in jail and $10,000 in fines and fees. In addition, a felony conviction on your criminal record carries with it a stigma that can make it hard to get accepted to schools and to find work. It can even affect your ability to get a home loan. Don't let these negative penalties affect your life, contact Seattle felony DUI lawyer Steve Karimi right now.
Attorney Karimi can help you fight your charges and get the best possible results. Even repeat DUI offenders deserve a good defense. Just because you have been convicted for DUI in the past does not mean that you have to plead ‘guilty'. An experienced Seattle DUI lawyer like Steve Karimi knows how to defend felony DUI clients and what defenses work the best. He is not afraid to fight for you and goes the extra step to build strong defenses for his clients. He has an in depth knowledge of Seattle DUI law and will stop at nothing to devise a great defense strategy.
If you or a loved one have been arrested for DUI in Seattle and are facing felony charges, it is important that you understand your rights. A professional Seattle felony DUI defense lawyer can help you build a strong defense and fight the charges. Attorney Steve Karimi is a caring and understand DUI lawyer who can assist you in your defense and advise you every step of the way. Best of all, attorney Karimi will meet with you for free in order to discuss your case. Call The Law Offices of Steve Karimi now for a free consultation.