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Felony DUI

Orange County Felony DUI Defense Attorney

Put an Expert Criminal Defense Lawyer on Your Side

If you are facing felony DUI charges, it is absolutely critical that you seek the assistance of an experienced felony DUI defense attorney. At her law firm, The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, Attorney Jacqueline Goodman provides personalized legal counsel and hands-on representation for clients facing serious DUI charges. Attorney Goodman is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California, making her one of a select few criminal law attorneys distinguished as an “expert” in this field, and she has an exceptional track record of success in DUI and criminal cases.

Arrested for felony DUI? Your future is on the line. Call The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman at (866) 294-8952 or submit an online contact form to request a free consultation.

Understanding Felony DUI Charges in California

In the state of California, no person is allowed to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs/alcohol, that is to say, with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. Doing so may result in criminal DUI charges, which are typically prosecuted as misdemeanors with appropriate misdemeanor penalties.

In some cases, however, a DUI will be charged as a felony. As a result, a conviction will come with much harsher penalties than a conviction for a typical DUI.

In California, DUI is considered a felony when the following factors are present:

  • The alleged offender has been convicted of DUI more than two times in a period of 10 years
  • The alleged offender has a previous conviction for felony DUI
  • The alleged offender caused an accident while driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, and that accident resulted in the severe injury or death of another person

Penalties for Felony DUI

In general, felonies are punished much harsher than misdemeanors. The same is true of felony DUIs. If you are convicted of a felony DUI in Orange County or anywhere in the state of California, you face serious consequences that threaten your driving privileges, your finances, and even your freedom.

Penalties for felony DUI involving multiple DUI convictions include:

  • Mandatory driver’s license suspension for a period of four years
  • 30 months (two and a half years) of DUI school
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Up to three years in state prison

Penalties for felony DUI involving bodily injury and/or death include:

  • Mandatory driver’s license suspension for a period of five years
  • 30 months (two and a half years) of DUI school
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • 16 months to 16 years in state prison

Get the Powerful Defense You Need

Felony DUI charges are incredibly serious. If you or someone you care about has been arrested in California for felony DUI, you need an attorney who will work quickly to mount an aggressive and effective defense.

As your Orange County felony DUI defense lawyer, Attorney Goodman is prepared to use her extensive resources and legal acumen to your advantage. She understands how the system operates and knows how to fight to protect your driving privileges and work to keep you out of prison. When you work with The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, you will work directly with Attorney Goodman throughout the duration of your case; you will not be passed off to an associate or paralegal.

Contact The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman online or call (866) 294-8952 today to schedule your free, confidential consultation.

Why Hire Attorney Goodman?

  • Dedicated to Criminal Defense for 20+ Years
  • Successful Trial Track Record
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Named on the Wall of Recognition at the National Constitution Center
  • Rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo
  • Admitted to Argue Cases Before the United States Supreme Court

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A Track Record of Success

Recent Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Car Accident

    Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).

  • Case Dismissed Child Endangerment / Cruelty

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

  • Case Dismissed Child Molestation

    Child molestation: Felony.

  • Probation Terminated Early Commercial Burglary

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

  • Case Dismissed Contempt of Court Order

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

  • Case Dismissed CSA Case
  • Case Dismissed Domestic Violence & Cruelty to Child
  • Case Dismissed Driving on a Suspended License

    Driving on a suspended license (Suspended for DUI).

  • Case Dismissed Drunk / Urinate in Public
  • Misdemeanor Assault & Battery Forcible Sodomy

    Settled for misdemeanor assault and battery with no sex offender registration and no sex offender counseling.