Don’t Navigate A Felony DUI Charge On Your Own
Having an attorney who can help you navigate the legal system after a felony DUI charge is crucial.
I am William Walraven. I founded the Law Offices of William Walraven to help clients in San Francisco, San Mateo County and throughout the Bay Area. When facing a felony DUI, you need someone who will fight for you. I understand how local criminal justice systems work, and I know how to build an effective defense strategy.
What Makes A DUI A Felony?
What makes a DUI charge a felony is the circumstances surrounding it. If you have three or more DUI convictions in the last 10 years, if another person was seriously injured or killed, or if you have previously been convicted of a felony DUI, your future is at risk.
It also makes a difference if there were kids in the car or you were already driving on a restricted license. Depending on the charges, you could be looking at $5,000 in fines, 16 years behind bars, license suspension and education courses regarding alcohol.
Understandably, this can be a scary, stressful time. That is where a strong DUI defense lawyer can help you. The prosecution must prove you were driving a vehicle and were legally under the influence. This means that your blood alcohol content (BAC) was over 0.08 or over 0.04 if you were in a commercial vehicle.
As your lawyer, I will challenge the results of your breathalyzer, examine how the arresting officer conducted their tests and talk with any relevant witnesses. I look at all the facts and build your defense.
For Proper Representation, Call Today
If you are being charged with a felony DUI, don’t panic. I believe everyone is entitled to a vigorous defense and will not shy away from a challenge. To schedule a consultation, call my office at 650-744-0023 or fill out my online contact form.