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Orlando Felony DUI Lawyer


DUI, or driving under the influence, is a criminal offense that may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony in Florida, depending on the circumstances. While all DUI charges are serious, felony driving under the influence is even more serious in terms of punishment and the impact to a person's life. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando DUI defense lawyers are dedicated to securing the best possible result for clients arrested or charged with felony DUI. We understand the negative implications of a conviction, and work aggressively on our clients' behalf.

The fact is, your life may be negatively affected forever if you are convicted of felony DUI. Whether it is your third or fourth violation, it is vital that you consult with a seasoned criminal defense attorney who will protect your legal rights, freedom, and fight to prevent a criminal conviction. The stakes are extremely high in regards to your reputation, freedom, and even family relationships. Ultimately, our goal is to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced, minimizing the damage to your life.

What makes a driving under the influence charge a felony offense? If it is your third offense within ten (10) years of a prior conviction for DUI, or a fourth offense regardless of how many times or how long it has been since prior convictions, you will face felony charges. In addition, a DUI causing serious bodily injury or manslaughter will be charged as a felony. The criminal penalties are severe; we cannot stress enough how urgent it is that you seek legal counsel from a capable and aggressive Orlando felony DUI defense lawyer.

Defenses to Charges of Felony DUI in Florida

There are many defense tactics that may prove to be effective in defending you against a conviction, however the defense strategy your attorney chooses to use depends on your desired outcome, and the unique facts of your case. In order for any defense to accomplish the goal and secure a not-guilty verdict, it must be built around the facts of your case, and any prior DUI or criminal convictions you may have.

We know that every case is unique, and that an effective defense against driving under the influence must be customized to the specific detail of your case:

  • Your lawyer should be capable of anticipating the tactics law enforcement and prosecutors will use in building a case against you;
  • Your lawyer should be familiar with and knowledgeable in the local criminal justice systems, and capable of working with the assistant DA in a manner which is effective, so that the consequences you face are minimized as much as possible;
  • An attorney with in-depth knowledge of the state's DUI statutes and court rulings is critical in developing the best possible defense strategy

When Adams & Luka represents you, rest assured that we possess the skill, experience, and knowledge necessary for good results. Many firms "pass off" DUI cases to less experienced and knowledgeable "substitute" attorneys, which can affect the outcome. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that we are beside you and fighting diligently every step of the way.

Criminal Penalties for Felony DUI in Orlando & Central Florida

The penalties an individual faces if convicted of felony DUI in Orlando depend on the unique circumstances of each case, prior criminal convictions, whether anyone was injured or killed, and more. Generally speaking, the criminal penalties you may face if no aggravating factors are present include:

  • A maximum of five (5) years in prison
  • A maximum of five (5) years probation
  • Community service
  • A maximum of $5,000 in fines
  • Court costs
  • Driver's license suspension/revocation for a lifetime
  • Vehicle immobilization
  • DUI school
  • Alcohol counseling

It is vital that you choose an Orlando felony DUI defense lawyer with years of experience in defending clients charged with driving under the influence, as a seasoned attorney will explore potential weaknesses in the prosecutor's case and do everything possible to ensure the best possible outcome.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

A felony DUI in the state of Florida is no laughing matter. Whether you have been arrested or charged, never put your future, freedom, and career in the hands of an inexperienced defense attorney. At Adams & Luka, we fight aggressively, and provide the personal, one-on-one attention your case deserves in order to arrive at best possible conclusion. Call us for a free consultation regarding your DUI case now at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink