Temecula Felony DUI Defense
DUI Lawyers in Temecula
In California, DUI charges are most often classified as misdemeanor offense. There are a few circumstances, however, which could lead to you being charged with felony DUI. If this is the case, you could be facing significantly increased and life-altering penalties.
If you’re facing any type of DUI charges, particularly a potential felony DUI, it’s vital that you contact an experienced Temecula DUI attorney. At Davis Wojcik Duarte, our lawyers have more than 50 years of collective experience with complex litigation and criminal cases. When you retain our firm, we can craft an effective, results-driven defense, and tirelessly fight for your freedom in court.
What Makes a DUI a Felony?
In order for a DUI to be charged as a felony in California, the crime must meet one of three specific criteria.
These aggravating factors are:
- If the DUI caused injury or death to another party
- If you have at least one prior felony DUI conviction
- If you have 3 or more prior DUI or wet reckless convictions in the last 10 years
Common Defenses Against DUI Charges
When you retain Davis Wojcik Duarte, our Temecula DUI lawyers will thoroughly review the unique details of your case, and craft a custom criminal defense which is designed to get you the best results possible. However, there are a few common defensive strategies that are often successful, including challenging the results of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests.
Challenging Breathalyzer Results
There are numerous reasons why the results of a Breathalyzer test may be inaccurate. An attorney can question the reliability of the specific brand or model of the device, as well as the calibration and maintenance. In some cases, it can be proved that the officer lacked the training necessary to get an accurate reading. Substances like mouthwash can also lead to false readings for an otherwise sober person.
Challenging Blood Test Results
While blood tests are commonly viewed as the most accurate or most reliable of all BAC tests, there are plenty of reasons why these tests can be invalidated. A skilled lawyer can argue that the blood sample in question was either improperly selected, improperly stored, or improperly tested. They can call into question the qualifications of the individual who performed the test.
Don’t Take Chances With Your Freedom
If you’ve been charged with felony DUI, you could be facing a number of stiff penalties which can cost you your driving privileges, a significant amount of money, and even your freedom. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you contact our experienced Temecula criminal defense lawyers immediately. We rely on more than 50 years of experience to build strong, aggressive defenses for our clients and will do the same for you when you retain our firm.
Don’t face felony DUI charges alone. Call our team at (951) 335-4923 in Temecula or (951) 667-7883 in Hemet for tough legal counsel in both locations.