Felony DUI

Felony DUI Defense Lawyer in Rhode Island

Trial-Tested Representation with More Than 15 Years of Experience

The Law Office of Jason Knight provides diligent legal services to clients facing charges of DUI in Rhode Island. With experience as a former prosecutor, Attorney Knight uses his knowledge of the legal system to fight for clients’ rights in court. If you have been arrested and charged with a felony DUI, the penalties can be severe. That is why it is important to seek the knowledgeable help of our Rhode Island DUI defense lawyer to represent your case from start to finish.

Call us today at (401) 354-2255 or contact us online for a free case evaluation from our Rhode Island felony DUI attorney.

When is a DUI a Felony Offense?

In the state of Rhode Island, a DUI charge may be brought against anyone caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. A misdemeanor DUI conviction may lead to probation, fines, prison time, license suspension, and mandatory alcohol or drug treatment. However, a felony DUI conviction can have more severe penalties.

You may be charged with a felony DUI if:

  • This is your 3rd or subsequent DUI in the past 5 years
  • Or you are involved in an accident that causes some injury

    Being arrested for a DUI when you already have 2 prior convictions in the past 5 years counts as a felony offense in Rhode Island. It is important to seek experienced legal representation for your situation right away. At the Law Office of Jason Knight, our Rhode Island DUI defense attorney can investigate the accident and work hard to uphold your rights as you pursue a favorable outcome.

    What are the Penalties for a Felony DUI?

    Felony DUI charges are seen under the law as more severe than misdemeanor DUI charges. Thus, they carry heavier penalties that may have lifelong implications for those convicted. If you are facing a felony DUI charge, it is important to contact a knowledgeable legal advocate as soon as possible.

    Penalties for a felony DUI conviction include:

    • Mandatory fine of up to $400
    • Mandatory jail sentences of 1-3 years
    • Alcohol or drug treatment
    • License suspension for 2-3 years

      The alcohol or drug treatment program is based on the discretion of the judge. Furthermore, the judge can determine where the prison time will be spent. It must be in an adult correctional institution for a mandatory 1-year minimum sentence. The penalties of a conviction may disrupt your life, as well as make it difficult to find employment in the future.

      Passionate Representation for Clients Facing Felony DUI Charges

      At the Law Office of Jason Knight, we have guided hundreds of clients to successful legal solutions. If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI offense, we are here to help. Our Rhode Island DUI defense lawyer can investigate the situation (such as field sobriety tests), determine an effective legal strategy to try to lessen or drop the charges, and provide informative services as you seek a beneficial outcome. Whatever your situation, we can provide personal representation and guide you every step of the way.

      Contact us today for aggressive legal defense against felony DUI charges. We offer 24/7/365 availability for emergency calls.

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      • Charges Dismissed Accused of Hitting Girlfriend
      • No Jail Time Assault With a Deadly Weapon
      • Charge Reduced Breaking & Entering
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      • Case Dismissed Carrying an Unlicensed Firearm

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