Felony DUI

In the Unites States, driving is a privilege. A driver's license is an agreement between the driver and the state government to drive safely within the legal parameters established by the license issued. When a person drives an automobile impaired by alcohol, he or she has broken the law. Felony DUI's are criminal offenses with steep penalties that include fines, suspended or revoked driver's license, and sometimes incarceration. In many states, when a person is driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances and is involved in a serious automobile collision, the DUI charge can be upgraded to a felony. Likewise, if a person has more than one DUI conviction and is charged with another DUI, a state prosecutor may include felony DUI as a charge.

 
Have you been charged with felony DUI and are in need of legal representation? If so, please contact a DUI Lawyer in your area today. 
 

What Is A Felony DUI?

 
The standard definition for DUI is: driving under the influence. Typically, the substance in which drivers who are charged with DUI are under are alcoholic in nature. But a driver may also be under the influence of substances not derived from alcohol and yet still be impaired and a potential threat to other drivers and pedestrians. Drunk driving, however, remains the top reason for DUI's in this country.
 
A felony DUI is an enhanced DUI charge. Basically, a DUI with more significant penalties. If an individual has one or more previous misdemeanor infractions, that person may be charged with felony DUI due to a continued disregard for traffic regulations. Other ways misdemeanor DUI's can change to felony DUI include if the driver hits another vehicle while drunk driving and there is a fatality or serious personal injuries to the driver or passengers of either vehicle. Wanton disregard for other people's safety may also be reason enough to upgrade a misdemeanor DUI to felony DUI.
 
Common penalties for Felony DUI:
 
  • Revoked License
  • Hefty Fines  
  • Incarceration
  • Loss of Car Insurance
  • Court Fees
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Miscellaneous Costs
 

Get Legal Help

 
Are you or anyone you know facing felony DUI charges? If so, it is imperative to get legal help. A lawyer experienced in handling DUI cases can assist you by representing you in court and providing sound arguments on your behalf for possible reduction in charges, financial losses, and sentencing. Please contact a DUI Lawyer in your area today.

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