Savannah Felony DUI Defense Attorneys
Facing Felony DUI Charges? We Can Fight for You!
Being arrested for or charged with a crime and having to navigate the criminal justice system can be an extremely intimidating and frightening experience. When you are facing serious charges, your livelihood and freedom are at stake. In addition to fines and community service, you will be facing jail time if you are convicted of a DUI. The attorneys The Schneider Law Firm understand the situation you are facing. With evidence such as field sobriety tests or breath and blood tests, we know it may seem like you have no available options – but that is far from the truth.
A skilled Savannah felony DUI lawyer from our firm can thoroughly review your case, evaluate and analyze your legal options, and aggressively fight to protect your rights. Whether that means presenting additional evidence, challenging sobriety and breathalyzer test results, suppressing key evidence, or challenging any other part of the DUI process, we assess all legal options available to provide you with truly effective representation.
What to Do When Facing Felony DUI Charges
Being arrested for or charged with a felony DUI is an extremely serious situation. In the state of Georgia, most DUI charges are classified as misdemeanors, but DUI can be charged as a felony under certain circumstances.
You can be charged with felony DUI if:
- You have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) significantly above the .08% legal limit
- You cause an accident that results in serious injuries or death to another
- You have committed multiple DUIs and are facing your fourth DUI offense in 10 years
Under Georgia House Bill 336, which was enacted in May of 2008, a fourth DUI violation within 10 years is classified as a felony offense.
If convicted of felony DUI, you could be:
- Fined between $1,000 and $5,000
- Sentenced to prison for between 1 and 5 years (with a 90-day minimum sentence)
- Required to complete a DUI alcohol or drug use risk reduction program
- Required to complete a minimum of 60 days of community service
Trust in the Experienced Counsel of The Schneider Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony DUI, you need to enlist the help of a trusted lawyer right away. Our attorneys are hardworking legal professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in every aspect of criminal defense. Additionally, Cris Schneider himself has over 25 years of experience practicing law. He is also a former prosecutor for the Atlanta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office, so he brings unique insight into the criminal defense cases our firm handles.