Bergen County Felony DWI Attorney
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Being charged and convicted on any DWI offense can dramatically change an individual's life. The first and best advice is to retain a
Teaneck DWI lawyer that has the experience and knowledge to be successful in defending DWI offenses. This is especially true when DWI charges are felony offenses. In this state, a felony can be generally described as an offense that results in a term of imprisonment of a year or more. The degree of the charge is known as a first, second, third or fourth degree felony.
A common first time DWI, an
underage DWI and similar offenses will not be considered a felony. The
penalties for these can be stiff, but not to the extreme level faced in a felony conviction. In certain circumstances a DWI can be considered a third or fourth degree felony. This can result in fines in the tens of thousands of dollars and being sentenced to a state prison for up to 5 years.
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An example of how a DUI charge can become a felony is in the case of vehicular manslaughter. When an individual drives a motor vehicle in a reckless or unsafe manner that results in the death of another, it is considered vehicular manslaughter. If the person is accused of being drunk or under the influence of drugs at the time of the fatal accident, this will be charged as a felony DUI offense. This applies if the intoxicated individual hit another person or vehicle and it caused a death. It could also apply to a passenger in the same vehicle as the driver who was killed as a result of an accident. If convicted, a person would face lengthy imprisonment, parole, large fines and loss of driving privileges.
Being convicted of a felony can affect future employment, education and even personal relationships. At The Law Offices of Benjamin Kelsen, their attorneys feel one needs someone to stand up and protect their rights. They listen to what their clients have to say and work diligently to provide them with the aggressive defense needed in any felony offense.
If charged with felony DWI, it is vital to contact a Bergen County Felony DWI Attorney
to come to one's defense.