Felony DUI

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In certain cases, a DUI offense may become a felony, which would include more severe penalties. This is often the case when driving drunk causes an accident that leads to the death or injury of another person. Any bodily injuries or substantial bodily harm sustained by another person can upgrade the charge to a felony DUI according to the California Vehicle Code. You may also face elevated charges if you have received more than four DUI convictions in a certain timeframe.

If you are facing felony DUI charges in Orange County, Attorney Jacqueline Goodman is here to fight for your rights. You cannot afford to go through this difficult time alone.

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Penalties for Felony DUI

A person convicted of felony DUI can face:

  • A prison sentence of at least 16 months and up to 4 years
  • Parole following prison
  • Fines amounting to $1,000-$5,000
  • Suspension of your driver's license for 4 years or more
  • Attendance and completion of an 18 to 30 month alcohol treatment program

If you have been convicted of 3 or more DUIs within the last 10 years and are arrested for a fourth DUI, you could also be accused of committing a felony DUI.

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In addition, a felony DUI will remain on your record for 10 years. This may give you a permanent criminal record, which means you may lose certain civil rights, not to mention the other devastating consequences that a felony DUI can bring, such as damaged relationships, loss of a job, inability to obtain credit, loss of employment, or difficulty finding housing.

A felony DUI charge does not have to ruin your life. You need to take immediate action if you have been arrested and acquire legal counsel from an experienced and acclaimed DUI lawyer. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has a reputation for knowledgeable and compassionate representation and can provide this level of support for you today.

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