What happens if your BUI resulted in property damage or in serious injury? You can be charged with a misdemeanor for property damage, or with a felony for injuries or death. BUI felony convictions are very serious. If you have been charged with a BUI, you should contact a Treasure Coast attorney like Brian Mallonee.
BUI Property Damage
If your BUI caused or contributed to property damage, you are facing conviction of a misdemeanor in the first degree and imprisonment of up to twelve months.
BUI Felony Serious Bodily Injuries or Death
Conviction of a BUI causing/contributing to serious bodily injury to another is a felony in the third degree. This is punishable with up to seven years in prison.
A BUI causing/contributing to death can be charged as a felony in the second degree, punishable up to fifteen years in prison.
You can be charged with a felony in the first degree if you, as the operator of the boat, knew about accident but did not give information or render aid. This can result in up to ninety-nine years in prison.
Life After a Felony
If you are convicted of a felony, punishment continues after your prison term ends. The following are rights that many felons lose:
- Travel abroad
- Bear or own guns
- Serve on a jury
- Seek employment in certain fields
- Apply for public social benefits and housing
- Access all parental benefits
As you can see, a felony conviction carries heavy penalties. Please contact a BUI attorney if you were charged with a BUI, especially if your incident involved property damage, bodily injury or death. These charges are serious and a good BUI lawyer like Brian Mallonee can help you navigate the court system.
Many people consider Brian Mallonee’s law offices as the best when it comes to defending people accused of BUI. Regardless of what legal services you need, Brian Mallonee will be there for you. He will represent you from pre-arrest intervention, through investigations, and trial or plea bargaining. Should you need it, his representation will continue after the trial with sentencing mitigation and appeals.
About Brian H Mallonee
If you need of a BUI attorney on the Treasure Coast, don’t settle for the cheapest guy in town. The law office of Brian H Mallonee is dedicated to successfully representing every client at the highest level. Mr. Mallonee has an extensive history of winning difficult cases. Rest assured that your case is handled by one of the most aggressive, distinguished defense attorneys in Florida. Contact Treasure Coast criminal lawyer Brian Mallonee at (772) 464-1991 or online, and take your first step towards a successful resolution to your criminal matter.