Murrieta Felony DUI Lawyer
Protecting Your Rights and Your Freedom
California has been a front runner in the fight against impaired driving.
Although most states throughout the nation have increased their efforts
to up the arrests and convictions of those who drive under the influence (
DUI ) of drugs or alcohol, few can boast the extreme measures California law
enforcement agencies have taken. With some of the harshest criminal penalties
in the nation and little room for leniency, California courts are places
no DUI defendant should brave alone.
Although DUIs are typically misdemeanor offenses, there are several ways
in which more serious felony charges can arise. Regardless of the precise
circumstances involved, these allegations pose the most serious of penalties,
which are nothing if not life altering. At the Law Office of Nic Cocis
& Associates, our experienced Murrieta DUI attorney is prepared to
represent anyone who may be facing felony DUI allegations for any of the
You will face a felony DUI charge if you have been convicted of three
or more DUIs within the past 10 years. Wet reckless convictions and out
of state DUI convictions will be considered prior offenses. This means that a
fourth DUI charge
within 10 years will be prosecuted as a felony offense.
Felony allegations may also be prosecuted if you have been convicted of
a felony DUI in the past, regardless of when the conviction occurred.
Even if the new allegation is not a felony offense normally or if it occurs
after the 10 year time span has elapsed, you will still be charged with
a felony DUI.
DUI Resulting in Injury
California Vehicle Code § 25153 makes DUIs resulting in bodily injury
to another person a separate and more serious felony offense. Any
DUI that causes injury to another person, regardless of prior convictions, will be prosecuted
as a felony offense.
DUI Vehicular Manslaughter
DUIs resulting in the death of another are the most serious DUI allegation
one can face. Penalized by large fines and mandatory minimum terms of
vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated is a charge that poses life-altering repercussions.
Contact a Murrieta Criminal Defense Attorney Today
A firm known for our integrity, honesty, and client-oriented services,
we take pride in ensuring that you receive the support you deserve and
the representation you need throughout every step of the legal process.
A Murrieta criminal defense lawyer form our firm is prepared to conduct
thorough investigations and meticulously prepare your case for plea agreements
or trial proceedings. To learn more about the charges you face and how
we can protect your rights and freedom,
contact the Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates today. Our law office is located near the Southwest Justice Center and
we represent individuals from the surrounding cities of Temecula, Menifee,
Wildomar, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Perris, Corona and