Felony DUI

Tampa Felony DUI Lawyer

The majority of Tampa DUI arrests result in misdemeanor charges. However, certain circumstances may cause a driver to face felony charges and more severe penalties. If you have been arrested for a DUI offense that resulted in serious bodily injuries to another person or that resulted in the death of another person; if you left the scene of the accident; or if you have been convicted of multiple DUIs, it is likely that you will be charged with a felony DUI.

A felony DUI is a very serious offense; therefore, it is important to hire a knowledgeable and experienced DUI lawyer who will defend your case aggressively. To protect your future, it is vital for you to have a skilled advocate on your side that can carefully evaluate and investigate your case in order to achieve the most favorable outcome.

The Capaz Law Firm is dedicated to providing our clients personal attention and will work hard to achieve the best possible results. As a former prosecutor in Tampa, Dereck Capaz has knowledge and extensive experience handling felony DUI cases. From our first consultation, we will assess your case in order to build a defense strategy that is specific to the circumstances of your DUI case. We will carefully analyze the State's case and meticulously investigate all aspects of your Tampa DUI case to discover any errors or mistakes that may have been made by law enforcement. At the Capaz Law Firm, you will get the individual attention you deserve.


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Tampa DUI Accident with Serious Injury or Multiple DUI Convictions

In Florida, a DUI can be charged as a felony under several circumstances, including the following:

• Third DUI conviction, within 10 years of a prior conviction, is a third-degree felony that may result in a sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

• Fourth or subsequent DUI conviction is a third-degree felony that may result in a sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

• DUI resulting in serious bodily injury. is a third-degree felony that may result in a sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $5,000 fine. "Serious Bodily Injury" means an injury to any person, including the driver, which consists of a physical condition that creates a substantial risk of death, serious personal disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

• DUI Manslaughter may result in fines of up to $10,000 and up to 15 years in state prison.


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Contact an Experienced Tampa DUI Attorney

If you have been arrested or charged with a felony DUI, you should retain an aggressive and experienced DUI criminal defense attorney immediately. To discuss how the Capaz Law Firm may help you avoid negative repercussions associated with a felony DUI offense, contact Tampa felony DUI attorney Dereck Capaz at (813) 440-2700 for a free case evaluation.

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