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Felony DUI

Though many DUI cases in the State of Florida are prosecuted as misdemeanors, there are several instances in which Florida law orders a DUI charge to be pursued as a felony offense. This is typically the case when a person has been charged with their third or subsequent DUI.

A person could also be charged with a felony DUI when they were involved in an accident in which another person was seriously injured or died. In Florida, this is known as DUI Manslaughter.

A felony DUI can impose extremely harsh punishments, including imprisonment, the permanent revocation of driving privileges, an invasive ignition interlock device installed on every vehicle owned, and costly fines which could cause financial hardships. The caliber of attorney representing a person faced with a felony DUI charge could make an enormous difference in their outcome. 

Felony DUI Defense Attorney in Miami-Dade County, Florida

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, a prescription drug, or any other drug, the consequences you will be facing could forever alter your life. This is why having a knowledgeable attorney is necessary.

Attorney Evan Hoffman of The Hoffman Firm has successfully represented clients charged with misdemeanor DUI, felony DUI, DUI manslaughter, DUI with property damage, and DUI with serious bodily injury. With our offices conveniently located in Miami and North Miami, Florida, The Hoffman Firm is able to represent clients in Coral Gables, Homestead, Hialeah, Doral, and throughout the remainder of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Contact us today at (305) 249-0090 or submit an online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your case with our talented team so we can begin defending your rights.


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Third or Subsequent DUI within 10 years in Miami, Florida

Any person convicted of a third DUI within 10 years of a previous DUI conviction, or caused serious bodily injury while driving under the influence has committed a Third Degree Felony.

A Third Degree Felony DUI could result in the following penalties:

  • Up to Five (5) years in Prison,
  • Up to $5,000 fine,
  • Licensed Revoked a Minimum of Ten (10) Years, and
  • Possible Hardship Reinstatement after Two (2) years

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Fourth or Subsequent DUI in Miami-Dade County

A person that is convicted of their fourth or subsequent DUI offense, regardless of when it occurred in relation to any prior DUI offenses, has committed a Third Degree Felony.

A Third Degree Felony DUI could result in the following punishments:

  • Up to Five (5) years in Prison,
  • Up to $5,000 fine,
  • Mandatory Permanent Revocation, and
  • No Hardship Reinstatement

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DUI Manslaughter in Miami, Florida

When a person is killed as a result of an intoxicated driving offense, the driver at fault will likely be arrested charged with DUI manslaughter, which is a felony of the second degree.

DUI Manslaughter offense could result in the following penalties:

  • Up to fifteen (15) years in Prison,
  • Up to fifteen (15) years of Probation,
  • $10,000 Fine, and
  • The Possibility of Driver's License being Permanently Revoked

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DUI Manslaughter – Left the Scene in Miami-Dade County, Florida

A person convicted of DUI Manslaughter who knew or should have reasonably known an accident occurred and failed to give information and render aid has committed a felony of the first degree.

A DUI Manslaughter in which the driver left the scene of the accident or failed to render aid or provide information regarding the accident could result in the following penalties:

  • Up to thirty (30) years in Prison
  • $10,000 Fine, and
  • Permanent Revocation of Driver's License

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DUI with Seriously Bodily Injury to Another Miami, Florida

When a person is seriously injured as a result of an intoxicated driving offense, the driver found at fault will likely be arrested and charged with DUI which resulted in serious bodily injury, a felony of the third degree.

Being convicted of a DUI with Serious Bodily Injury could result in the following penalties:

  • Up to $5,000 Fine,
  • Up to five (5) years in Prison,
  • Minimum 3 year revocation, and
  • Possibility of Mandatory Permanent Revocation and No Hardship Reinstatement

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Florida Resources for Felony DUI:

Florida Department of Corrections – Visit this website to acquire more information about the rehabilitate programs implemented in Florida to help offenders successfully transition back into the community.

The Salvation Army: Adult Rehabilitation – Visit this website for more information about The Salvation Army's Rehabilitation programs throughout the country and how through education, therapy, and empathy they assist both males and females become contributing members of society.


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The Hoffman Firm – Miami Felony DUI Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and are unsure if your offense is a misdemeanor or felony, you need a knowledgeable attorney to help sort out your matter and guide you through the legal system.

Attorney Evan Hoffman of The Hoffman Firm has successfully represented clients charged with misdemeanor DUI, felony DUI, DUI manslaughter, DUI with property damage, and DUI with serious bodily injury. With our offices conveniently located in Miami and North Miami, Florida, The Hoffman Firm is able to represent clients in Aventura, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, North Miami, and throughout the remainder of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Contact us today at (305) 249-0090 or submit an online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your case with our talented team so we can begin defending your rights.


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Evan A. Hoffman

Evan A. Hoffman

Mr. Hoffman’s philosophy is "our knowledge and experience is your best defense." He has been a featured author on criminal law issues such as driving under the influence, domestic violence and illegal searches.

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