Wyoming Felony DUI Lawyer
Defending Those Who Are Facing Felony DUI Charges in Cheyenne, Laramie, and Casper
Mr. R. Michael Vang has handled more felony Driving under the influence (DUI) charges and aggravated vehicular homicide cases than any other attorney in private practice in Wyoming. Mr. Vang has a reputation for zealously advocating for his clients and has obtained numerous favorable court rulings and jury trial verdicts with his felony DUI cases. The quality of a defendant’s legal representation might be the difference between charges being dropped or reduced or a long stay in prison. Hire the Wyoming attorney that teaches other attorneys DUI law.
Have you been charged with a DUI? Call R. Michael Vang P.C. today at (307) 336-7570 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our felony DUI attorney in Wyoming.
What are the Penalties for a Felony DUI in Wyoming?
If a person is convicted of a fourth DUI charge within 10 – years, then the Fourth DUI offense carries a possible jail sentence of seven years and a fine that may go as high as $10,000.
If a person causes a serious bodily injury as a result of a DUI charge, regardless of whether it is a first offense, then that person faces a possible jail sentence of 10 – years and fines ranging from $2,000.00 to $5,000.00. Accidents that cause injury or death can also leave the driver vulnerable to a lawsuit by the injured driver or their family. While this is a personal injury case handled in the civil court system, it’s worth noting that the outcome of the criminal proceedings may play a role in what kind of financial damages (if any) a civil court will levy against the defendant.
The repercussions associated with a felony DUI charge are significant, and a person accused of a felony DUI needs to hire the best DUI attorney in Wyoming. Contact Mr. Vang today to obtain legal advice concerning a felony DUI charge.
“Very professional and extremely knowledgeable in the field of DUIs. Thank you Michael for the outcome in my case.”
Possible Defenses Against a DUI
When a driver’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) comes back over the legal limit of 0.08% or higher, it’s easy for the driver to think that they’re trapped, with no way out other than accepting what the prosecution offers. That’s not the case. An experienced Wyoming felony DUI lawyer has several paths that can be investigated. To wit…
- Did the arresting officer have reasonable suspicion before putting on their flashing red lights and making the stop?
- Was the breathalyzer equipment properly calibrated to ensure accuracy?
- Did a blood test follow the proper chain of custody protocols that are meant to ensure its accuracy?
- Did the driver consume any food, take any medication or deal with any health conditions that might cause an inaccurate BAC reading?
These issues can be much more common than people realize. That’s why it’s always a good idea to let an experienced felony DUI attorney do the talking and negotiating with a prosecutor. An investigation into issues like the above may be able to open the door to reduced charges or even outright acquittal.
Contact Our Felony DUI Attorney Today
R. Michael Vang P.C. is more than just an experienced lawyer who has spent 27 years handling criminal cases. He’s also an attorney that has been called on to teach classes to other criminal defense lawyers. Furthermore, Attorney Vang teaches primarily on DUI-related topics. He understands the nuances of the law. He knows what protocols police have to follow, and he knows the options defendants have. And defendants faced with felony DUI need options, and they need hope. That’s what we aim to offer.
Fighting to Protect Your Rights
Teaches Other Attorneys DUI Law
Over 27 Years of Experience
Initial Consultation is Always Free
Specializes in Criminal & DUI Cases