Felony DUI

 

California's laws against drunk driving are complicated and harsh penalties are imposed on those who are convicted of DUI. Although most DUI arrests are misdemeanors with penalties that range from fines, probation or jail time, a fourth offense DUI can be charged as a felony with significant incarceration in the state prison system and permanent loss of one's license. Any penalty, whether a misdemeanor or felony can be increased, however, if conditions or aggravating circumstances such as the following are present:

  • Child in the vehicle under 14 years old

  • Speeding

  • Driving on a suspended or restricted license

  • Accidents

  • High blood alcohol content (over .20%)

The stakes are high and your future is at risk. With such serious consequences looming ahead of you, there is no time to lose in hiring an attorney to represent you.

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