Will I automatically get convicted of a felony?
In Florida, blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more qualifies as driving under the influence for those over the age of 21. For those under the age of 21, Florida has a Zero Tolerance policy mandating a .02% BAC limit.
The short answer is no--you will not necessarily be convicted of a felony. The long answer is that your future rests on a number of factors, including your previous record and the consequences of your offense, such as any resulting injuries to others. Depending on your situation, then, the State may be able to convict you of a felony.
However, a veteran DUI attorney with substantial motion and trial experience such as Matthews R. Bark can identify any unlawful procedures taken by the prosecution and help get your charges reduced or dropped. A conviction for DUI results in a permanent criminal record. The only way to get that changed is if the charges are amended to another charge or dropped. To achieve such optimal results, it is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately.