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Felony DUI Defense Attorney in Richmond Hill

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While most arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia are charged as misdemeanors, state law details several circumstances in which a DUI charge can be elevated to felony status. Felony DUI charges carry significantly higher penalties and can expose an accused person to the possibility of years in prison. If you have been charged with a felony DUI, it is imperative you get in touch with our powerful Richmond Hill criminal defense lawyers at Balbo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC, as soon as possible to minimize your chances of serving harsh consequences.

Having served as former military prosecutors, our fierce litigators have years of trial experience and can provide the powerful support you need during this difficult time. Protecting your wellbeing is our top priority, and we are willing to do everything within our power to pursue a reduction or dismissal of your charges on your behalf.


The best way to get started is by scheduling a free case review online today.


When is a DUI a Felony in Georgia?

A DUI may be charged as a felony under any of the following circumstances:

  • The intoxicated driver causes serious injury or death to another person
  • The accused is facing their fourth offense within 10 years
  • The accused driver flees the scene of the accident or attempts to evade police
  • The driver was transporting a minor while under the influence
  • The accused was driving with a blood alcohol concentration well over the legal limit

A felony DUI conviction can result in a myriad of severe criminal and administrative penalties, including an extended license suspension or revocation period, up to five years in state prison, up to $5,000 in fines, community service, installation of an ignition interlock device, restitution to injured parties, and mandatory substance abuse treatment. In addition, a felony criminal conviction can permanently damage a person's reputation, creating extreme difficulty when applying for jobs, finding housing, or obtaining professional licenses. Convicted felons are also prohibited from voting or owning firearms.

Get 25+ Years of Legal Experience on Your Side

Being charged with a felony DUI and having to go through the criminal justice system can be an extremely frightening experience, especially if this is your first run-in with the law. At Balbo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC, our Richmond Hill DUI lawyers understand the strategies and approaches of the prosecution and can use this knowledge to your advantage. With constant communication and an uncompromising dedication to preserving your wellbeing, we can examine the unique challenges of your situation and craft a strategy that maximizes your chances of securing a favorable outcome. We truly believe you are innocent until proven guilty, and we are committed to treating you with the respect and dignity you deserve throughout the duration of your case.

If you are facing felony DUI charges in Richmond Hill, Hinesville, or the surrounding areas, we urge you to get in touch with our office today to review your legal options.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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