Felony DUI in Kent County
Facing felony DUI charges?
Are you looking for an experienced and competent attorney to defend your felony DUI charges in Kent County? With over 20 years of experience in DUI and criminal law, I have the knowledge and experience necessary to defend you against your felony DUI charges.
A felony conviction has lasting consequences for the accused, consequences that can impact virtually every aspect of your life from employment, to housing, to obtaining a professional license or a student loan. With extensive experience defending clients in all matters of alcohol and drug-related DUI charges, I, Attorney Steven J. Hart, can challenge every aspect of your felony DUI case.
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Penalties for a Felony DUI in Kent County
In Rhode Island, felony DUI is covered under Section 31-27-2 (3), which states that any 3rd or subsequent DUI offense within a 5 year period is a felony offense, punishable by:
- Felony conviction
- A $400 fine (up to .08% BAC)
- Fine ranging between $1,000 and $5,000 with a BAC of .15% or above
- Between 1 and 3 years in prison (up to .08% BAC)
- From 3 to 5 years in prison (Above .15% BAC)
- A 2 to 3 year driver's license suspension
- A 3 year license suspension for .15% BAC and above
- Highway assessment of $500
- Ignition interlock device requirement (IID)
- Attend alcohol or drug treatment program
In addition to the above, anyone who is convicted of a third violation of driving under the influence of drugs or any controlled substance, or a combination thereof is subject to having their vehicle seized and sold by the state of Rhode Island. In this case, all funds acquired through the sale of the vehicle will be transferred to the general fund.
If you were recently arrested for a felony DUI, I urge you to contact me, Kent County DUI attorney, Steven J. Hart. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. DUI cases, just like any other type of criminal case can be argued in court and won; however, successful representation depends upon your attorney's skill level and unwavering attitude.
There are countless ways that DUI evidence and police procedure can be questioned in court and I welcome the opportunity to challenge your DUI case!
Contact my office today to arrange your personal consultation with me by calling (888) 701-0919. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by speaking with me regarding your DUI case.