Felony DUI Defense Attorneys in Northeast Florida

Facing Prison for a Drunk Driving Arrest?

Jacksonville, Florida DUI Felony Defense

Multiple prior DUI convictions or DUI accidents causing serious bodily injury or death can raise the misdemeanor DUI charge to a felony crime thereby exposing the accused to potential prison time.

The attorneys of Stone Lockett have developed proven strategies to assist our clients facing felony DUI charges. We rigorously challenge the evidence and employ legal, factual and procedural defenses to seek dismissal of charges or the reduction of felony charges to a misdemeanor. We are always prepared to take a case to trial if necessary and have conducted over 100 criminal DUI jury trials to verdict. We have consistently achieved favorable results for our clients in these difficult cases.

Contact our Jacksonville office for a free consultation and the aggressive representation you will need. We take cases in Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns and surrounding counties of northeast Florida. No matter how hopeless your situation seems, we can help.

Felony DUI Offenses

DUI or drunk driving can be charged as a felony crime under the following circumstances:

  • Multiple DUIs - three convictions within a 10-year period, or four DUIs in a lifetime, punishable by up to five years in prison
  • DUI resulting in serious bodily injury - up to five years in prison
  • DUI manslaughter - causing death due to driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, is punishable by a minimum mandatory of 4 years and up to 15 years in a state prison.
  • Vehicular Homicide - driving recklessly and causing a death punishable by up to 30 years.

Driving on a suspended license can also be a felony, if the illegal driving resulted in a serious injury accident while the driver was suspended for a previous DUI or if the driver has prior multiple license suspension convictions.

In addition to prison and a felony criminal record, felony DUI can result in license revocation of several years to life. Permanent revocation offers no opportunity for a hardship license.

Our criminal defense lawyers, include Mitch Stone who have combined over 50 years specific experience in defending DUI charges. Both have substantial experience in DUI defense. We have many success stories of dropped charges and jury acquittals that enabled our clients to avoid the harsh consequences of a felony DUI. We have challenged the traffic stop, roadside sobriety tests, the blood or breath samples, and established errors or civil rights violations by police that led to dismissal of our client's case or exclusion of key evidence.

We understand what's at stake. Call our Jacksonville office at 904-325-9962 for a free initial consultation.