Felony DUI Charges
Resilient DUI Defense Attorney in Rockford
While even your second DUI conviction will only be charged as a misdemeanor,
which still comes with serious penalties, if certain aggravating factors
are present in your
DUI arrest, your charge could be upgraded to a felony. This could mean even worse
penalties, including well over a year spent in prison, on top of other
consequences which could seriously jeopardize your future. What you need
after a DUI arrest is a trusted Rockford DUI lawyer from our firm to fight
Schafer DeRango & Cain, LLP has more than 100 years of combined legal experience
which we put into every case we handle. With our considerable experience,
we fully understand what it takes to beat your charges, no matter what
they are or how complex your case seems. We provide consistently and dedicated
support for the accused from start to finish so look to our firm when
you are arrested.
What can upgrade my DUI to a felony?
Many elements in a DUI can increase the charge to a felony, making it even
more important for you to retain skilled representation to contest the charge.
Aggravating factors for a drunk driving arrest include:
- Driving without car insurance
- Causing serious injury to another person
- Getting a second DUI while transporting someone under 16 years of age
- Driving without a driver’s license
- Driving while your license is suspended or revoked
Felony charges can come as a surprise to those who forget to renew their
insurance. For these instances, you need to retain an aggressive Rockford
DUI attorney who can push to have your charge reduced to a misdemeanor
or have it dropped completely.
Your Freedom is Our Priority
We can take the fight to law enforcement if they did not have probable
cause to pull you over in the first place. Similarly, it is sometimes
the case that the breathalyzer you were administered gave a faulty reading
from not being properly calibrated. We can contest your DUI charge on
multiple grounds to encourage the case to be thrown out.
Your future is worth protecting, and Schafer DeRango & Cain, LLP knows how to
challenge the prosecution in fighting for your freedom.
Arrested? Call our firm today to set up a free consultation—(815) 216-5911!