The Law Office of Chip Siegel, Esq. recently took on a case wherein our client was charged with 2 counts of felony DUI with substantial bodily harm. The consequences for a felony DUI conviction are severe to begin with and adding the aspect of 2 counts can substantially increase the punishment. If you are facing DUI charges obtain a Las Vegas DUI attorney to defend you right away. The penalties for one count of felony DUI with serious bodily injury include:
- A prison sentence between two and 20 years
- A fine between $2,000 and $5,000
Our client was facing two counts which could double the penalties. The offense was given 2 counts because while driving under the influence our client hit a moped with a driver and a passenger. The penalty for this offense could be anywhere from four years to 40 years in prison. We knew that we were going to have to build a strong case to defend our client in court in order to reduce the charges. After defending our client we were able to have the charges reduced to one count of misdemeanor DUI which holds significantly lighter penalties. The jail time could be two days or could also be served through community service for 48 hours rather than a mandatory two years in jail for each count of felony DUI. The fines for a misdemeanor DUI are also much less than a Class B felony.
Need an attorney for a DUI offense in Las Vegas? You need a qualified and aggressive Las Vegas DUI lawyer on your side to ensure that your rights are fought for. Here at the Law Office of Chip Siegel, Esq. we offer a free case evaluation so you are able to call and speak will a skilled attorney about your case.