Felony DUI Defense

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Florida Felony Drunk Driving and Repeat DUI Defense

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In Florida, drunk driving is generally charged as a misdemeanor, but state law provides that DUI is a felony offense under certain circumstances, and can be punished by a year or more in prison. If your prior record or an injury accident exposes you to the severe penalties of a felony DUI conviction, contact the Law Offices of Ronald E. Sholes for a free consultation in Jacksonville.

the following DUI offenses are considered felonies in Florida:

  • Third DUI conviction in a ten-year period
  • Any fourth DUI conviction
  • DUI resulting in an injury accident
  • DUI manslaughter where an accident proves fatal

In defending clients facing felony drunk driving charges, our lawyers concentrate on several strategic objectives. First, we do everything possible to prevent the case from being charged as a felony to begin with. Meanwhile, we work with forensic experts on the technical aspects of the case, where our own training and experience can help undermine the credibility of the blood alcohol evidence against you. If the case is based on prior DUI convictions, we do everything possible to challenge the validity of the previous convictions for use against you in the present case.

Our ability to work with the prosecution from the earliest stages of a criminal case means that the decision to file particular charges against you will not be based exclusively on the facts presented in the police report. Whenever we can, we develop and present evidence on your behalf that can make the prosecutor think again about the strength of the case against you, and consider a compromise of the charges.

Our skillful approach to the felony DUI case against you can make the difference between a year or more in prison and significantly lesser penalties. For more information, contact a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Ronald E. Sholes.

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Location:

Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A.


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Jacksonville Office
4981 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville FL 32207
(Next to Colonial Point Apts.,
8/10th mile west of University Blvd. intersection, or 1/2 mile east of Art Museum Drive)

Toll Free: 800-384-7575
Phone: 904-721-7575
Fax: 904-721-7474


Starke Office
486 North Temple Ave.
Starke, FL 32091
(Across from Bradford High School)

Phone: 904-964-4055
Fax: 904-964-4755


Orange Park Office
637 Blanding Blvd. Suite 4,
Orange Park, FL 32065
(next to Fiore Chiropractic,
across from Starbucks store)

Phone: 904-272-7575
Fax: 904-272-2766