Felony DUI Lawyers

In San Mateo California, DUI is usually a misdemeanor offense. Certain factors, however, can turn drunk driving into a felony, increasing the penalties and other consequences of conviction. If you have been charged with felony DUI, you need an experienced defense lawyer on your side.

Felony DUI Attorneys in San Mateo

For more than 40 years, our San Mateo felony DUI attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson have been helping clients fight the serious consequences of their drunk driving charges. We are fully prepared to defend you against felony DUI accusations.

Penalties for Felony DUI Cases

If you have been charged with drunk driving with three prior convictions on your record or you are accused of injuring someone in a DUI accident, your charges may be increased to a felony. The following are some of the major consequences of a felony DUI conviction in California:

  • Substantial jail time: If you are convicted of a felony, you can be sent to prison for more than a year. Felony DUI sentences range from 16 months to four or more years.
  • License revocation: A felony DUI conviction can result in revocation of your driver’s license, which means you cannot apply for a new license until five years have passed.
  • Three-strikes law: If you already have two violent or serious felonies on your criminal record, you could get a jail sentence of 25 years to life for a felony DUI conviction.
  • Additional consequences: With a felony on your record, you will not be eligible for federal student loans and you will be barred from possessing a firearm.

If you have been charged with a felony, you have a right to a preliminary hearing. At your hearing, our attorneys can try to get your charges thrown out entirely or reduced to a misdemeanor. If your charges are reduced, we will continue to fight them at the trial stage.

Contact a Felony DUI Attorney Today!

Time is of the essence in any criminal case, especially in a felony case. Our San Mateo Felony DUI lawyers will immediately begin investigating your case to identify your criminal defense options.

Our DUI attorneys proudly represent clients throughout the entire Bay Area including these cities on the Peninsula:

  • San Mateo
  • Redwood City
  • Foster City
  • San Bruno
  • South San Francisco
  • Palo Alto
  • Burlingame

To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-573-8000 or e-mail us today.

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The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson
411 Borel Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-573-8000
Fax: 650-345-9875
San Mateo Law Office